New live album recorded by legendary guitarist featuring Tommy Castro, Coco Montoya, Joe Louis Walker, Jason Ricci, Nick Moss and the late-great Johnny Bassett. Five years have passed since the release of JIM Mccarty & Friends. Jim continues to drop by the room sometimes jumping on stage to "trade guitar licks." Most of the players know him from Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, Buddy Miles, Cactus, and the Rockets. When Jim sits in it's always electric. The musicians push each other and the music to a higher level. Your demand for a second CD and the quality of playing made this project a reality. Here is another round of unrehearsed impromptu jams featuring JIM Mccarty and some of the best Blues musicians in the world. JIM Mccarty & Friends II, for Blues music lovers everywhere!
Jim McCarty is a legendary Rock 'N Roll guitarist who has a deep passion for the Blues. This album captures McCarty playing "live" impromptu jams with Blues greats Duke Robillard, Jimmy Thackery, Johnny A, John Nemeth, Jason Ricci, John Badanjek, and The Millionaires. Besides his signature Les Paul Gibson, McCarty, plays SG's and Telecasters. Styles range from jump-to back alley-to slide blues. He's plays in duo, band, and big band formats. This CD shows sides of McCarty not previously captured. It's a showcase for his passion, skill, and depth as a Blues guitarist!
Callahan is back! Eessentially an ensemble recorded live in the studio, Callahan's Apocalypse is the corpus delecti. Something happened here! If tape is like meat, this record is the whole hog! Callahan, riding on the back of his band, corrals them all & guides them single-handedly through the valley with love & ferocity. This record makes us wonder what has really happened in the last 100 years, & what will happen in the next 10. The soul of your country called and left you a message. 7 messages.
Allan Taylor is one of England's most-respected singer/songwriters. His songs have been covered by artists on both sides of the Atlantic, including Don Williams, Frankie Miller, Fairport Convention, Dick Gaughan, the McCalmans, the Fureys, the Clancy Brothers, and De Dannan. Folk Roots praised him for his "ability to crystallize a mood and evoke an era with the ease of a computer memory access, crafting perfect songs with dramatic changes in the spirit of Brecht, Bikel, and Brel." The Oxford Book of Traditional Verse felt as strongly, writing that Taylor was "one of the most literate and sensitive of contemporary songwriters in terms of words and music and one who is capable of exploring more complex subjects than most of his contemporaries." (…)