After two highly successful band albums in 2005 and 2007, the clamour from fans for an acoustic album has produced THE DUST, a CD of nine studio tracks and three live recordings.
With minimum production and maximum mood, Siegal delivers 12 powerful songs that reflect his personal taste in blues and rootsy Americana. Pedal-steel guitarist BJ Cole (Beck, Bjork, REM, Sting) makes an appearance on two tracks (Between The Stirrup and the Ground, and I’ll Fly Away) while Siegal’s singer-songwriter and photographer friend, Sam Hare, contributes two songs and adds guitar and second vocals to three tracks.
The live tracks, including Siegal’s perennial crowd-pleaser Mary Don’t You Weep, were recorded at High Barn in Great Bardfield and The Running Horse in Nottingham.
The Dust reflects Siegal’s appreciation of music that isn’t necessarily defined as blues (though every song is delivered with blues power!). The stripped down treatment brings to the fore the power of Siegal’s voice and his guitar playing prowess.
Ian Siegal: vocals, guitar, percussion
BJ Cole: pedal steel guitar (t.5,8)
Sam Hare: vocals, guitar (t.2,6,9)
Nikolai Torp: pump organ (t.9)