Inspired By The Blues
Not yet reviewed.
Acclaimed award-winning keyboardist Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne will release his new CD, Inspired by the Blues.
The new disc was recorded at Dan/Lyn Studio in Edmonton, Alberta, and produced by the "Blues Boss," himself. Inspired by the Blues features 11 original songs, plus a live bonus track of Kenny performing "Georgia on My Mind" that was recorded in Mexico.
The Boogie Woogie Hall of Famer's new release includes special guests Billy Branch on harmonica, guitarist Duke Robillard and B.B. King's long-time bass player, Russell Jackson, who's also a member of the new B.B. King Blues Band. The zoot-suited "Blues Boss" tours Russia (where he just finished an extensive tour), South America, and Europe, in addition to playing various North American clubs and festivals. Living Blues magazine named him the "Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard)" for 2015. "There's no boogie-woogie-blues piano man out there today who pounds the 88s with his conviction," wrote the Chicago Sun-Times.
"I have always said that each time I record a new album this one is my best, and each time I've been right; however, I should've said that each time it gets better," Wayne says. "This recording is truly better and with the help of my ace band members and guest artists, it surpasses my previous recordings. I wanted to pay tribute to two of my favorite musical legends that have both passed on: Ray Charles and Fats Domino. I also wanted to bring back that classic style of blues that has been missed for years. I'd like to especially thank Chicago legend Billy Branch and the East Coast legend Duke Robillard for their contributions to this recording. A big thanks to B.B. King's bass alumni Russell Jackson and to the rest of my well-respected musicians on board: Joey DiMarco, Yuji Ihara, Dave Babcock, Bob Tildesley and Lynne Chwyl."
|Primary Format - Music||CD|
|Artist||KENNY BLUES BOSS WAYNE|
|Label||Stony Plain Records|
|Music Genre Primary||Blues & Roots|
- 1. I Knew I'd Be Playing the Blues
- 2. Start Rockin'
- 3. How 'Bout That
- 4. I Like That Woman
- 5. Jimmy and Johnny
- 6. Make Up Your Mind
- 7. Lake Country Boogie
- 8. Mr. Blueberry Hill
- 9. An Old Brick Wall
- 10. That Girl Needs Help
- 11. That Raggedy Shack
- 12. Georgia on My Mind (Live) [Bonus Track]