2018 –American Showplace Music
Release Date: October 19, 2018
By Phillip Smith; Nov. 17, 2018
Florida bluesman Sean Chambers knocks another out of the park with his seventh album, Welcome to My Blues. Produced by Ben Elliot and including John Ginty on B3 and keys, bassist Todd Cook, and drummer Moe Watson, this record features eleven tracks plumb full of fine-crafted electric blues.
Chambers greets the listener with infectious SRV-like riffs and searing hot licks on title-track “Welcome to My Blues”. It’s magnificently performed. “Black Eyed Suzie”, another Chambers original, is soaked in the swampy southern goodness of slide guitar. Paired with the keyboard mastery from Ginty, it invokes the sounds of the Allman Brothers. I can’t help but fall for his cover of Luther Allison’s “Cherry Red Wine”. That is such a heavy tune, and Chambers pours every bit of himself into the song. His vocals are heart-felt and his guitar playing is amazing.
With guest guitarist Jimmy Bennett (The Bennett Brothers) on slide and backing vocals, “One More Night to Ride” is funky and cool as hell. There’s a bit of a Black Oak Arkansas vibe in this ode to outlaws and motorcycles. The T-Bone Walker cover “All Night Long” is soulful and handled with care. Cook’s funky smooth bass line and Watson’s stellar beats usher the song to its destined greatness as it naturally builds into a glorious jam.
Welcome to My Blues is what blues-guitar albums are supposed to sound like. It’s one of this year’s best.
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