Nalls returns to the studio to create an album of sheer perfection.
With fluid, soulful guitar work that parallels and oftentimes even exceeds
his Sea Level efforts, coupled with inspiring lyrics and vocal delivery, "Ain't
No Stranger" will be one of the finer releases to make it's way into your CD
player in many moons.
Nalls was battling the pain and coordination disruption of Parkinson's
disease the whole time this record was being tracked, but there are no signs
of stress to be found. Rather, the music herein bubbles with inspiration,
clarity, and precision playing. With guests that include veteran
Rolling Stones and
Allman Brothers keyboard wizard Chuck
Leavell, slide king Lee Roy Parnell, and former touring partner T. Graham
Brown, the album exhudes creativity and stellar musicianship from start to
finish. With heavy doses of jazz and funk, and good old fashioned rock &
roll, Ain't No Stranger is as good as it gets. ~ Michael B. Smith
Jimmy Nalls is an alumni of Dr John's band, Alex Taylor's band (brother of
James), The Nighthawks and and is a sought after session player and
producer. A swampy rocker with shades of New Orleans,
GREAT guitar players and cool songwriting. Critics love it (Blues Revue,
Billboard Magazine, see Jimmy's web site) and you will too!
Recording information: Nickel City Studios, 3rd Floor.
Jim Nalls (vocals, guitar); T. Graham Brown (vocals); Mike Henderson, Jack
Pearson (slide guitar); Will Rhodarmer (harmonica); Doug Moffet (saxophone);
Wayne Jackson (trumpet); Chuck Leavell, Mark T. Jordan (piano); Mike Caputy,
Maxwell Schauf, Tony Hajacos (drums); Phil Dillon (tambourine); Glen Caruba
(percussion); Willie Schoellkopf, Harry Stinson, Nanette Britt, Vickie
Carrico (background vocals).