Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Dan Walsh has been a fan of the late, legendary JJ Cale for years. To honour him, the locsal guitar slinger has released JJ, an amazing tribute album.
Dan said: "He was and is my biggest musical influence. Without him, I would not be doing what I do today. For the past few years I’ve wanted to record a tribute to him, and the planets finally lined up this year. This collection of songs was recorded 'live off the floor' directly to 2” tape. 4 people playing music together in a beautiful room. No headphones. The only overdubs are the shakers and tambourines and a few sparse rhythm guitar parts."
The band do a spectacular job of capturing JJ's spirit while keeping their own style. It's bluesy, swampy, funky and never ceases to impress.
Dan (who handles vocals and guitar) is joined by an incredible line-up that includes Ian “Ike” Richardson on bass, Ricky Neu on drums and Ryan Morrison on keys. Together, they do justice to JJ's legacy.
You an pick this CD up at any of Dan's wonderful live shows or download it using Bandcamp, iTunes, eMusic or cdbaby.
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