From great tragedy after a lifelong bond comes Ken DeRouchie's latest accomplishment.
"Ghosts of the Riverside Hotel" is a sonic feast, full of delightful surprises. The bottom line? This is blues that's well written, deftly performed, and dripping with character.
Blue & Lonesome Duo is made up of singer/harmonica player Ronnie Owens, of Li'l Ronnie & the Grand Dukes, and singer/guitarist Gordon Harrower, he too of the Grand Dukes, but also of Rattlesnake Shake.
This musician's contributions to blues, country, and rock music have been immense. In fact, still to this day, most people are not fully aware of all that he contributed to the world of music.
From the first track the listener knows this won’t be a bells and whistles experience.
With wit, intensity and thoughtful words, "Bliss Avenue" is an album that will bear play after play and then discussion as it is an open conversation from the lonely directed to the listener.
With the best in that trad. Chicago sound, the album was destined to be a modern Chicago blues hit.
"Mistakes Were Made" might be the best captured congregation of mind-blowing delta artists since Alan Lomax!