Sunday, March 23, 2014

New Joel Johnson CD: Blues Joose Volume II

There's a boat-load o' boogie on Blues Joose Volume II, the latest disc from local blues master, Joel Johnson. He's a real guitar-slinging maestro and the man proves it on this disc.

From hard rockin' rhythms, swinging sounds to funky beats and even some softer moments, Joel can do it all with ease.  To spice things up there are two amazing instrumentals and exceptional covers of the Robert Johnson blues classic Crossroads and Jimi Hendrix's Little Wing.

His main band boasts Hamilton's Steve Pelletier (bass), Mike Fitzpatrick of  Downchild (drums), and  Wayne "Shakey" Dagenais (keys).  Guests on the album include Brantford's Dwayne LaForme (rhythm and lead guitar) plus local boys Troy Dowding (trumpet) and Ritch Thoman of Backroom 11 (sax).

The whole shebang was recorded right here at Catherine North Studios in Hamilton.

You can pick up a copy of this incredible album at his excellent live shows or buy/download through his online shop.

Video above courtesy of Hamilton Blues Lovers

Video above courtesy of Rob B, More Jimi Hendrix Covers/Stories

Video above courtesy of Michele KingMore Robert Johnson Covers/Stories

Links: Joel Johnson, More Joel Johnson StoriesMore Releases

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