Bonamassa, like many of us, was first introduced to the blues by these outstanding UK based musicians who took classic American roots music and turned it on its head.
Spencer Mackenzie exists in two worlds. His voice is pure Broadway but his music is unmitigated Austin.
There is a familiarity to 'Chasing Shadows' that put us right at home from the very first. But then we played it again, and again, and discovered new delights each time.
Great blues is about the groove, not the guitar solo. On 'The Cleaner,' Toronto’s own Dan McKinnon shows a great understanding of that concept.
A soft-spoken, witty man, Clearwater transformed into a firebrand on stage. His flamboyant, colorful performances and mild-mannered offstage persona will be mourned and remembered by millions.
"John loves his fans and is sorry to disappoint you, but is looking forward to seeing you soon at a venue near you. In the meantime, your prayers and good vibes are much appreciated!”
The music is moving and alive with promise, and we wait for every note like it was money. The vocals keep us where Franchi wants us to be: in his crosshairs and captivated.