Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, Chicago blues guitar legend, releases his first live album…in nearly a quarter century! Blistering set captures Eddy live and in top form with special guests Ronnie Baker Brooks, Billy Branch and Johnny Iguana. Recorded on January 10th, 2014 at SPACE in Evanston IL. Autographed CD includes an Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater guitar pick.
Eddy Clearwater is equally talented as a bluish singer and as an improvising guitarist. On Reservation Blues, he ranges from Chicago blues to rock & roll, throwing in a couple instrumentals too. His repertoire includes both socially relevant lyrics and good-time music, featuring some of the latter when the former gets a bit too somber. Although there are some solid solos from his supporting players (including three guitar spots for Duke Robillard, two fine solos from tenor saxophonist Dennis Taylor, and a guest appearance by Carey Bell on harmonica during "Find Yourself"), Clearwater is the main star throughout. Fortunately, he is heard in prime form, whether happily jamming "I Wouldn't Lay My Guitar Down" and "Blues Cruise" or singing in a more serious mood on "Winds of Change" and "Everything to Gain." A gem.
After 26 years, 11 albums and an unimaginable number of blistering shows, the Juke Joints, masters of rock rollin' blues, have succeeded in stretching their limits with undoubtedly their best and most diverse album so far.
A highly diverse album it has become indeed, which is to be released worldwide and which should win The Juke Joints global recognition as one of the most energetic rock rollin' blues bands around.
Special Guests: Eddy 'The Chief' Clearwater, Ronnie Baker Brooks & Ana Popovic.
Now well into his eighth decade, Duane Eddy is still on the road and continues to make records with a new generation of players; these include Richard Hawley, who produced the 'Road Trip' album for him in 2011, the same year he played Glastonbury. Enjoy this unique individual back in his heyday with this 3CD set, and, as the opening track so eloquently puts it, dance with the guitar man!
Double CD release celebrating the 40th anniversary of the world’s premier blues label. 38 songs - over 157 minutes of music. Complete 32 page booklet contains biographical information and photos of all artists featured on the compilation.
There are several different guest vocalists on this CD. With one of the guest vocalists being a bona-fide Canadian blues legend in the name of Richard “Hock” Walsh, original vocalist from Downchild Blues Band, they are already off to a rousing start. His 3 appearances on the CD are easily recognizable and it is clear that he is still in top form after all these years.
With other guest artists such as Johnny V (if you’ve seen Eddy `The Chief’ Clearwater perform in the past year or so then you’ve seen Johnny V as well) playing some tasty slide guitar on “Crosseyed Cat” how can you go wrong.