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Folk Standard, “He Was A Friend of Mine” re-interpreted by Max Gomez for George Floyd and the BLM Movement
“I try to play it from my own perspective while hopefully honoring the one that inspired it.” – Danielle Miraglia
‘100 Years of Blues’ shows that while there’s over a century of playing between the two of them, they still have new things to say.
What began in 1986 as a way to revive Helena has turned into one of the largest festivals in the South.
“‘Wherever You Go’ is my salutation to the planet. It’s not a cold-blooded blues album, but it has cold-blooded blues elements.”
The recording of the album’s leadoff tracks — Bobby Blue Bland’s “Love to See You Smile,” Little Milton’s “I’m Gonna Cry a River,” and Joe Simon’s “Something You Can Do Today” — set the deep soul template for the eight original numbers that fill out the record.
“Come On” is a blues rock song. It talks about going after what you want, fighting for justice and for what you believe.
World Premiere Track: “I first heard ‘Blues Stop Knockin’ At My Door’ from Lazy Lester and I think I love his version maybe as much as the original by Al Ferrier, both great artists from the southern Louisiana area.” – Rick Shea