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New Blues Underground - I was at
BB KIng's in Times
Square and I got up on stage to jam with Nikki Armstrong's band in 2005, I
think we played "Stormy Monday" and a couple of other songs. After the show
I met the bass player AJ Hager and we talked about the blues a little and he
gave me his card. I knew Terry Silverlight from the early 80's when he was
doing sessions at Media Sound quite often. I worked at Media as an assistant
engineer at the time. I wasn't a very good assistant, but what I learned was
priceless. About a year after I met AJ I came up with the idea for New Blues
Underground. I asked AJ and Terry to play on the cd and they said they
would. The first song we recorded was "What I Say". I would record the song
demo usually with a drum loop and guitar here in Maine and then send it to
Terry (in NY) and then AJ (in PA) so they could record drums and then bass.
We repeated this process for each song (most of which were done in 2012)
until we had enough songs for an eo. In addition Travis Adams plays harp and
Jonah Baum play harp and guitar respectively on "Stop These Blues". Jagon
Eldridge plays sax and Bob Colwell plays keyboards on "What I Say.
Don Brewer Jr.