“Mississippi Hill Country” strongly represents the Hill Country style of Blues that its credit goes far back as Junior Kimbrough and R.L. Burnside. The album is certainly no short of head-popping, neck-jerking, and foot-stomping tunes. You will also appreciate and take notice on the softer side of the band, their music, and the album as a whole. “Mississippi Hill Country” portrays the song writing ability and creativity of one of the Youngest Blues Band in America. With thirteen songs on the album, Homemade Jamz expressed their youthful and vibrant attitude through their music. “Moving, soulful, funky and fun!. The Homemade Jamz play beyond their years. One of my favorite’s to play in the studio.. gets me in the groove.” (Mary GrandPre’)
Homemade Jamz Blues Band have been traveling the Blues Music Trail for seven years. They’ve encountered and associated with many significant figures. They have also found new inspirations as well as made new friends along the way. Homemade Jamz vowed to, “keep the blues alive” and continue down this path with the release of their new album, “Mississippi Hill Country”.
This 70-plus minute CD offers 22 tracks personally selected by this great bluesman, spanning his career on four labels (Vanguard, Paramount, Arhoolie and Alligator) with three unreleased tracks! Includes Tennesee Woman; Stingaree; Finger Lickin’ Good; After Awhile; Christo Redentor , and more.
There are no promises in the music business and nobody knows that better than those who play the game. Chances are good you’ve never heard of Bobby Messano, which is a shame because his sizeable talents have graced over 50 albums – as well as 4 of his own (one of them Grammy-nominated) – and helped him to tour the world in the company of everyone from Lou Gramm to Steve Winwood. A musician’s musician in a wide range of circles – from blues, blues-rock, funk, pop and soundtrack work – he’s relied on for his ability to position the right notes in just the right places and to make others sound good. This time out, at Madison, Wisconsin’s Bamfest ’09, Bobby joined N.Y. bassist Steve Geller and Madison’s own Joey B. Banks on drums for an hour-long, 11-song tour through some of his favorite music – his own and otherwise. He’s reached a point in his career where he likes to blend the flash he’s known for, as a player, with the heart and soul he brings to the stage as a hard-core fan of the music. Bobby’s always been loyal to his audience first but something tells me that releasing this effervescent, wide-ranging collection of music has a lot to do with satisfying himself as a musician. Nothing captures the essence of an artist’s abilities like a live record. He’s understandably proud of the results and you’ll soon hear the reasons why. If you already know what Bobby Messano can do – as a surprisingly soulful singer and a take-no-prisoners string-bender, you’ll delight in the music found herein. If you’re new to one of the industry’s most unsung heroes, you’ll quickly wonder why in hell he’s not better known – and that’s where you come in. Get Live in Madison because, whether you’re sitting or standing, it’ll surely get you.
Formed in late 2002, The Boogaloo Investigators blasted out of the Glasgow funk scene with aplomb. With influences ranging from American rhythm & blues of the 50’s & 60’s and British mod soul to hammond led soul, jazz and funk, it wasn’t long before the 5 piece were gaining support from DJs such as Keb Darge, Eddie Piller, Mr Scruff and Quantic.