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“I try to keep the music honest and direct like my heroes did. I add a modern twist to reflect this present moment in time, just like they did.” Lightnin’ Malcolm
As Monk tells it, the song comes from his mother’s words, as he was growing up: “She used to tell me that all the time when I was a kid. She used to say ‘Shut up, you think you be a preacher?’ Ha ha ha. She always said the right thing.”
“Lyrically it reflects a turbulent time in our nation’s history when it was hard to know who and what to believe at any given time.” – Alastair Greene
Bloodstains and Teardrops is an excellently produced album from a near-octogenarian cultural and musical icon
On ‘Bloodstains & Teardrops’ – Big Chief Monk Boudreaux connects the early music of the slaves in New Orleans Congo Square to the Caribbean as he demonstrates its similarities in lyrical, musical, and cultural content.
“Lyrically it’s a tough one to get through when I sing it because it conjures up so many memories of people in my life that are no longer with us. It’s bitter sweet.” – Alastair Greene
“Having made my reputation as an electric guitar player, performing and recording solo acoustic is something I wanted to do to really challenge myself.” – Alastair Greene
The 11 songs cover a lot of ground, tying together Greene’s diverse influences into his deeply rooted playing, singing, and songwriting.