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Author: Chloe Richardson
Connor Selby’s Debut ‘Made Up My Mind’ is a Fresh Take on the Classic Blues Sound
Serving as the long awaited debut release from 20 year old British blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter Connor Selby, ‘Made Up My Mind’ is exactly what the blues world needs.
Here are ten relatively unknown, but incredibly gifted blues playing women from around the world whose profiles may have escaped you, but deserve every follow they can get.
Sebastian Lane Talks About His Debut Album, Working With Eric Gales, And His Grandfather Jimmy Rogers
“Music-wise, I guess more of the influence came from my dad. He didn’t want me not to be a musician, but he definitely wanted me to stay in school.”
Buddy has dedicated his recent years to giving back to the blues and keeping the genre alive, something he promised the late Muddy Waters he would do.
The label and its founders refused to record Guy playing in the style of his live shows, referring to it as “noise,” and instead they attempted to make his sound more widely accessible.
“‘Mom, I’m gonna come back, and I’m gonna make so much money working in University of Chicago that I’m gonna drive a polka dot Cadillac.’”
Little Walter, the Wild Harmonica Genius Who Changed the World and Died Tragically Young
As a harmonica player he was rhythmically freer, and a lot less unvarying than most blues harpists of his time. Little Walter stood out and made his way to the top, yet his musical triumphs couldn’t save him from himself.
He was “horrified” by his infamous flailing arms saying “I guess that came with my frustration at never having played piano or guitar… It’s just a way of trying to get feeling out – I get excited and it all comes through my body.”
“We’ve always believed that less is more, and that’s the way we record as well, very simplistically; we don’t overdo things.”
“We ingest all kinds of horrendous crap in our music; it’s just like poison, and it’s really popular and people love it, but do you really want to be taking that?”