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“Here’s a song I wrote about all the troubles going on in the world right now,” Mayall told us. “I think Steven Van Zandt did a powerful job capturing the mood of the song with his dynamic guest guitar contribution.”
“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!”
“And that’s the nice thing about the blues is you can tell your stories through words and music.”
Taking roots-rock, blues, alt country, and folk, Corne blends the twelve tracks on ‘Happy Songs For The Apocalypse’ into a sonically engaging offering.
Aside from the new trio format and the live presentation, what adds exponentially to this experience is the mix. It’s ambient, raw, sparse, and immediate.
In our opinion, this is the some of the best music that Mayall has laid down in years. ‘Talk About That’ is exciting, varied, and satisfying, and will be viewed as a milestone work…
“Blues and jazz are intertwined; you can’t separate one from the other. It’s just different flavors. It all comes from the same place.”
Taken together, these two albums are a remarkable representation of this incredible lineup of legendary musicians. They show just how advanced they were even before they went on to other groups including the first incarnation of Fleetwood Mac.
Mayall is at the top of his game here. Superbly crafted and performed, it is at once earthy, elegant, and soul stirring. Listeners will wear this album out.
Forty Below Records has announced the signing of the legendary “Godfather of British Blues,” John Mayall, and a May 13 release date for his first studio album in five years