The Krugers Brothers met Doc Watson in 1997 when they were invited to play at Merlefest, the annual festival memorializing Doc’s son, Merle, who died tragically in a tractor accident in 1985. In the years that followed, their friendship with Doc grew and they were often invited to the Watson home or to back up Doc in some of his final concerts when not on the road themselves.
Remembering Doc Watson is a labor of love and, for musicians, a master class in Doc’s music and style. This is even more surprising since according to Uwe Kruger’s May 2012 web post following Doc’s passing “He never showed me a lick on the guitar, but talking about music and playing sometime even performing with him through the last 15 years were the best music lessons I ever got.”
1. Singing My Trouble Away
2. Little Sadie
3. Corrina, Corrina
4. Trouble In Mind
5. Tom Dooley
6. Pallet on Your Floor
7. Streamlined Cannonball
8. Windy and Warm
9. Freight Train
10. John Henry
11. What Does the Deep Sea Say
12. Hang Me, Oh Hang Me
13. I Still Miss Someone
14. Shady Grove
One of the greatest living Chicago blues guitarists, Lurrie Bell’s last two CDs have been about stretching him (successfully) to showcase the breadth as well as the magnitude of his art. However for this project he just wanted to get back to the solid foundation of Chicago-styled traditional guitar blues, done with his rare blend of reverence, involvement and individuality and framed largely by his working band. Lurrie Bell, vocals, guitar; Roosevelt Purifoy, piano, organ; Melvin Smith, bass; Willie ‘The Touch’ Hayes, drums; and on six songs Matthew Skoller, harmonica. Produced by Dick Shurman.
This is a deluxe, limited-edition, audiophile boxed set from Analogue Productions, contains all six legendary albums by The Doors – the self-titled 1967 debut (one of rock’s most important), Strange Days, Waiting for the Sun, The Soft Parade, Morrison Hotel and the visceral L.A. Woman.
What Just Happened?’ is the long awaited debut album from English guitarist Mike Dawes. This album features virtuosic solo and collaborative compositions and arrangements spanning a variety of genres, taking heavy influence from folk, pop and rock music. ‘Mike tears it right up, his hand looks like a creepy spider!’ – Andy Mckee ‘Astounding Virtuosity’ […]
Bill Janovitz,as the leader of Buffalo Tom, sometimes saw his subtle songs get overwhelmed by the roar of his power trio, but Walt Whitman Mall — his fourth or fifth solo album, it all depends whether you count Crown Victoria’s Fireworks on TV! as a Janovitz project or not — spotlights his skills as a […]
It took Mavis Staples until 2011 to win her first Grammy, for the Jeff Tweedy-produced You Are Not Alone album. She has turned again to the Wilco frontman for One True Vine, which takes the previous album’s premise – to introduce Staples to a new crowd by rediscovering her funk/blues roots – and strips things […]
Booker T. Jones will follow back-to-back GRAMMY wins for his previous two albums with Sound The Alarm out June 25th on Stax/Concord Music Group. This marks Booker s return to Stax, a label revered for the gritty soul sound he helped create with Memphis first integrated band in the early 60s, and features collaborations with […]