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Hadden Sayers had made his success the hard way; he has earned it. He has talent and he’s honed that talent playing over 200 gigs a year. He has persisted in the face of shady deals, less than honest agents, and crooked record labels. But above everything else is his love of soul, desire to succeed, and dedication to playing some seriously mean guitar.
He’s been called a “virtuoso vocalist.” He is notorious for his relentless touring schedule. His blues is tinged with soul, and his brand of soul is infused with blues. His harp playing has been called “insanely good.” He has been nominated for nine Blues Music Awards.
In a lot of ways, ‘Til Your River Runs Dry is a very personal album. Burdon looks at those that are gone, and himself as well. He also looks at the world around him. There is a host of good material here.
Can’t Get Enough by The Rides is the kind of album a supergroup should be making. It leaves you wanting more.
Wheeler is from the school of “I will let my guitar do the talking.” He knows when to let loose, and when to let things breathe a bit. He does not try to impress with a million notes in 12 bars. All his playing makes sense, is for the betterment of the song, and every note belongs right where he plays it.
Every now and then a back-to-basics blues album is issued and we are amazed at how effective simplicity really is. Guitars, vocals, and the music itself. This is just such an album. Hans Theessink & Terry Evans’ Delta Time is intimate blues. Simple, beautiful, bare-bones intimate, and inspiring.
When we think about the great live albums, we often think about the great live bands that made them….