Download These Blues
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Slinky North African rhythms underpin this collaboration between Austin, Texas musician Ed Kliman and Moroccan musician Vincent Lo Khalilovic.
My "ragged but righteous" homage to the music Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin cut their teeth on - 130 bpm of energy. The harmonica solo was recorded on a first take.
Hard-driving rhythm and blues supported by an "A" list cast of Austin musicians and recorded in some of Austin's best studios. From the Little Feat-inspired title track to the funk of "Can My Husband Watch?", this is party music.
Acoustic and Austin, this is Ed's most personal album. Soulfully low-key, this album fits nicely with sounds from other songwriters with an Austin connection like Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt and Lyle Lovett.
Somewhere on an open road in west Texas, someone has the top down in their convertible and is making good time with this music on the stereo.
Red hot swing meets Austin, Texas somewhere south of the river. Firmly in the "hot club" tradition of jazz with Ed's whiskey baritone voice leading the charge.