Grounded in tradition, airborne by imagination, this album is a rare combination of cleverness and craft. – PENGUIN BOOK OF BLUES RECORDINGS
Ian Siegal is regarded as one of the finest Blues voices on this side of the Atlantic. It has often been said that had Ian been around in the Sixties his name today would very probably rank alongside those of Joe Cocker, Van Morrison and Eric Clapton.
This CD and Ian”s first on an internationally distributed label, sees Ian returning to his roots – the raw, passionate, urban Blues that fired his early passion for the Blues. It also shows him to be a commanding songwriter in a Muddy Waters-meets-Tom Waits vein.
Equally at home sitting on a stool with an old resonator guitar, or fronting his band with Stratocaster in hand, his voice and guitar playing are emotional and powerful. Rarely does anyone go away from an Ian Siegal concert unmoved by his emotional connection with, and depth of understanding of the Blues. This album captures that power and depth.
Ian Siegal: vocals, acoustic/electric and National Steel Guitar
Andy Graham: Electric and upright bass
Nikolaj Bjerre: Drums and percussion
Jonny Henderson: Hammond C3 organ, Wurlitzer
Matt Schofield: Electric guitar
Giles King: Harmonica
All tracks written by Ian Siegal, except:
Work: Written by Harrison/Siegal
She Got The Devil In Her/I Gotta Try You Baby: Written by Davis/Kimborough (additional lyrics and arranged by Siegal)