“I’m no longer ashamed of stepping into my own name and story and voice, so I can’t shut up now.” – Allison Russell
Bloodstains and Teardrops is an excellently produced album from a near-octogenarian cultural and musical icon
“As I looked through the stack of lyrics, this was the very last song, and it literally jumped out at me, because it was exactly how I was feeling. I grabbed my guitar, and the rest is history!” – Clarence Spady
Howard Grimes Gives a Lesson in Memphis Soul History With Autobiography ‘Timekeeper: My Life in Rhythm’
From nearly dying in childbirth, to playing his first professional gig at age 12, to becoming a father at 15, to being one of the most sought-after studio drummers in history, to his status as living legend, ‘Timekeeper: My Life in Rhythm’ is Howard Grimes’ unvarnished life story.
“He got the nickname ‘Mr. Personality’ because of his biggest hit but he also earned that name because he was charismatic, generous, smart, funny, talented with a very kind heart. I am so grateful for everyone who loves his music and have precious memories of his many songs.” – Jacqueline Price
Clarence Spady is a soul blues man in the vein of ZZ Hill. His soulful lyrics mesh perfectly with his exquisite guitar work.
“There were many early blues musicians, like Reverend Gary Davis and Son House, who were either preachers, who became bluesmen or bluesmen, who became preachers. For them there wasn’t much of a line between Saturday night and Sunday morning. That’s what my music draws on.” – Reverend Freakchild