The blues as an art form needs to be kept alive. I think people yearn today for some authenticity in the music that is not manufactured and spat out by a TV show. In releasing a track like “Blues ‘n Greens” I wanted to express a particular energy and vitality.
At the core of this track is a defiance and an attitude of positive provocation.
“Blues ‘n Greens” takes the listener on a ride of rhythmic and harmonic twists, but still plays in the tradition of a driving blues shuffle. The tracks on this EP reach out to fans of classic 60’s and 70’s blues band, but still has a spiritual core firmly centred on the earlier, gritty tones of Chess Records that will draw in the modern blues listener.
As an Indie Artist and composer/producer, I have the freedom to take musical directions and make decisions that could be considered perhaps “un-commercial” or even career suicide. The approach to mixing and arranging the track was to create a mix more in the style of a great 70’s classic rock record, giving life and a sense of dynamics to the instrumentation. The aim was to avoid the mistake of many modern recordings that are overly loud and dynamically flat, which ultimately destroys the listener’s experience.
The release of the “Blues ‘n Greens” EP is the accumulation of five years of hard work and planning for me. Between multiple trips to LA and Nashville it’s been a quest of honing studio skills, gaining industry insights, refining musicianship, writing, and production techniques.
I want to try to find a way to push the art form forward with new melodies, interesting arrangements, and classic studio techniques using today’s technology.
Getting this single out is important to me because I believe the world still loves good music.
The “Blues ‘n Greens” single and EP is due for release December 2017.
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