Paul Rishell - Talking Guitar
Size: 90,1 MB
File: MP3 @ 320K/s
Styles: Acoustic Country-blues,Roots
Label: Mojo Rodeo Records
01. Fannin' Street [3:30]
02. Special Rider Blues [3:47]
03. M & O Blues [2:48]
04. Down The Dirt Road Blues [2:31]
05. Big Road Blues [3:12]
06. I'm Gonna Jump And Shout [3:08]
07. Police Dog Blues [3:06]
08. One Dime Blues [3:00]
09. Weeping Willow Blues [2:55]
10. Screamin' And Cryin' Blues [2:12]
11. Tired Of Being Mistreated [2:56]
12. Louise [2:49]
13. Michigan Water Blues [4:02]
Paul Rishell's first solo outing in almost 20 years, and his first all-acoustic CD.The album is a long-awaited tribute to the country blues masters who inspired Paul to take the path he's been on for 45 years and counting. The CD features prewar blues gems,exquisite covers by legendary artists like Blind Lemon Jefferson,Leadbelly, Skip James, Blind Blake, and Blind Boy Fuller, as well as two Rishell originals. Annie Raines guests on harmonica on 3 of the album's 13 tracks.
"Talking Guitar delivers exactly what its title and its creator's reputation promise: lucid translations of prewar records and expert insight into what made them so good. After hearing Paul Rishell's blues, you'll have a hard time denying the power of such bare, organic, and emotive sound."
- Katie Lambert, LIVING BLUES MAGAZINE
"Boston-area blues stalwart Paul Rishell does something fairly miraculous on “Talking Guitar,” his acoustic paean to blues guitar greats from the 1920s and ’30s: Far from churning out a museum piece, he’s produced a record as moody, gritty and vibrant as the genre itself. As much as it feels channeled into the present from 80-plus years ago, it also feels alive and of the now."
- Peter Chianca, GateHouse News Service
Paul Rishell likes to tell the story of how he met one of his key influences. He discovered the music of Son House at 13, and by the time he was 22, Rishell was introduced to the country-blues singer and guitarist through Dick Waterman, the photographer who was once based in Cambridge and managed blues artists.Flabbergasted, Rishell stood in shock when he realized he was going to play blues alongside Son House that day.After listening to his superb new album, “Talking Guitar,” it’s obvious Rishell, a longtime fixture around town, has an affinity for the blues greats he grew up idolizing, studying their every lick and turn of phrase.
Rishell is known mostly for his work with Annie Raines, the harmonica player he has been performing with since the early 1990s. (Their professional relationship eventually turned personal, and they later got married.) With “Talking Guitar,” though, the spotlight is squarely on Rishell and his prowess on acoustic guitar.
Rishell is 62, which leads to asking how his relationship with the blues has evolved since he first heard it as a boy.“The feeling that I have for this music takes me back to and through such a long and circuitous route, back to my memories of playing music and learning to think about music,” he says. “It’s amazing where the music takes me, and where I’ve been so far. And I have no idea where it’ll take me next.”
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