Oscar Wilson - One Room Blues (2017)
Blues, Electric Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:46:18 | 109 MB
Label: Airway Records | Release Year: 2017
Sometimes great recordings happen for simple reasons. When Sam Burckhardt asked me to help him put a band together to play the 2017 Basel Blues festival, I thought it was an opportunity to form a dream lineup of Chicago musicians who, because of the realities of making a living playing the local clubs, can’t always afford to play together in one band. Sam is originally from Basel, but he has been on the Chicago blues and jazz scene for over thirty years. He’s been returning to Switzerland to play the fest every year for over a decade, and I’ve had the honor of joining him there a few times with various bands. The idea to record the album, “One Room Blues,” came from a need to have something to sell at the blues festival, but producing this project quickly turned into a true labor of love. It became a unique chance to put together in one room musicians who could play many different styles of traditional blues and R&B with great technique and real soul.