With 14 instrumentalists and 11 vocalists, Boston Blues Works - Volume 1 brings together performers across multiple generations to pay homage to a genre so vital to the development of Americaʼs music scene.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 04, 2012
Boston Blues Works - Volume 1 to be released May 22nd - Album release show May 17th at Hard Rock Cafe, Boston, MA.
Boston Blues Works - Volume 1 is a modern take on the timeless music of blues-era United States, recorded with the help of a multitude of talented performers. Although each of the albumʼs 11 songs sound precisely arranged and reﬁned, the recording session for this entire album lasted an impressively concise 3 days. Every selection on Boston Blues Works Vol. 1 introduces melodies full of nostalgia and lyrics of simple tribulation. With near ﬂawless performances from every artist involved, this album is as rewarding as it is easy to listen to. Overall, this music embodies the kind of soul and feeling thatʼs missing from much of the music being presently released.
“No Blow No Show,” the ﬁrst track on Boston Blues Works Vol. 1, is a simple 12-bar blues tune. Using a rhythm section with an appropriate swing, Ryan Hartt ardently sings to the effect of classic blues, “Man you donʼt know what itʼs like to be alone. Well I loved my baby and now sheʼs gone.” This track is an excellent example of the true mastery these musicians have of traditional blues form. On the albumʼs seventh track, “Ainʼt Nobodyʼs Business,” Dwight Ritcher soulfully sings to the slow, gloomy and undeniably empathetic force of the music. Using the organ as a foundation, the guitar soon leads into an instrumental section full of jazz dissonances and tensions ﬁnally relieved by Ritcherʼs smooth voice. This soul song is a powerful representation of Blues Worksʼ ability to amend conventional blues form, drawing clear inﬂuence from Otis Redding and Sam Cooke.
With 14 instrumentalists and 11 vocalists, this album brings together performers across multiple generations to pay homage to a genre so vital to the development of Americaʼs music scene. Recorded in just 3 days (and with no overdubbing) with the help of Andy Wesby (Production and Mixing) and Craig Welsch (Engineering), Boston Blues Works, Volume 1 is not only a collection of original tracks based on traditional blues, but also an impressive achievement for all performers involved.
Check out the album release show:
All 11 singers are performing.
The CD and Vinyl will be for sale, 5 days earlier than the actual street date.
Thursday, May 17th - 8PM
Hard Rock Cafe Boston
22-24 Clinton St.
Boston, MA 02109
Ticket link: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=4573135
You can learn more about Boston Blues Works on their website at http://www.bostonbluesworks.com