Snake Oil - Steve Guyger - Past Life Blues (CD)

I loved music but didn't play at the time. We always had good lp's around the house and of course everyone loved the Beatles and the Stones back then.

My older brother was into Bluegrass and folk. My sister was into rock n roll , folk and Motown. My parents were into Big Band, Sinatra, etc. One of my sister's boyfriends left a bunch of great lp's at the house. I really discovered Blues and Jazz when I was about My sister was singing in a Jug Band and her boyfriend was the guitarist in the band.

I sucked it all up but I still didn't play an instrument. I heard him play Walkin' Blues on slide and it blew me away. I started spending all my money on records. I would have to say that my first idols were definitely Butterfield and Muddy Waters. What were the first songs you learned?

Well, I started on the harmonica. The first song I ever sang in public was "Stop Breakin' Down". When I started playing the guitar I first started playing open tuning. What are some of the most memorable gigs you've had? Wow, this is hard to say because I've been so lucky to meet and play with such great musicians through the years. I had to front the gig since Frank was already pretty sick by then. That was an amazing feeling to play for a mostly African-American audience in Mississippi.

The people took me in like family. Maybe the most incredible gig I ever did was last year with Steve Guyger.

Steve and I have been playing together for over 10 years and we have a cd together that came out in , "Down Home Old School Country Blues". We opened for Levon and his Band 12 musicians. The crowd went wild and we jammed with Levon and his band at the end of the night. We played "The Weight" and Larry Campbell nodded to me to take a solo - it was magical.

Steve and I were floating for a week!!!!! What characterize the sound of Richard Ray Farrell? Well, I consider myself pretty much an all-around musician when it comes to the blues.

I play harp, acoustic and electric guitar, sing, write songs, arrange, play slide, produce my own cd's. Nowadays I play more on the rack and acoustic. I rarely play with a bullet or astatic microphone.

Stev Guyger is a real master with the microphone - IMO, one of the best. Which was the best moment of your career and which was the worst? Tough question. Believe me, I've had lots of bad moments and glimpses of good ones. While Guyger has certainly taken pages from each of the previous giants, he's been able to blend past influence perfectly with own ideas, and in turn, he's become a world-class talent.

Originally recorded to bit DAT in and issued in , the first major surprise is the new and improved sound since being remixed to analog tape, and that's enough of a blessing to make this a necessity even if you have the original CD, but there are three new bonus tracks which make it even better. Of the few covers included, there are two Robert Nighthawk gems, Bricks In My Pillow and Kansas City Blues, Little Mack Simmons' rustling Come Back the first bonus track , and George "Harmonica" Smith's Monkey On A Limb, with gobs of incredible chromatic, but the true genius of Guyger shows best in how he crafts original tracks that seem to have been written in the s, yet never out of place in a new millennium.

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Steve GUYGER - Past Life Blues Blues ominous swamp crawl of the instrumental "Snake Oil" and the noir jazz of "Monkey on a Limb," Guyger shifts moods and styles while maintaining a tough, moody attack. His playing on the playful "Somethin's Smellin' Good (At My Baby's House)" is heavily reminiscent of Kim Wilson's best work.

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  1. Past Life Blues; Past Life Blues. Past Life Blues. Musicians: Steve Guyger Kansas City Blues – Robert Nighthawk; Snake Oil; We’re Gonna Ride; No No No; Same Old Thing; After appearing on Barnes’ studio CD “Hokum Blues”, Steve is featured on the new live CD recorded on the Rhythm & Blues Cruise. Check out the review in.
  2. Guyger's been playing professionally since the 's and this recording certainly shows that he's definitely ready to go out there and tackle the world. This CD is pure Chicago-style Blues. Guyger's back-up band is as tight as a drum and they are an absolute pleasure to listen to/5(3).
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  4. Rooted firmly in the Little Walter and William Clarke school of overdriven, usually amplified harmonica, Steve Guyger blasts through 14 tracks of sturdy Chicago-styled blues. The former touring bandmember for Jimmy Rogers tears into these predominantly self-penned tunes with the fervor of the best postwar bluesmen, blowing with precision, intensity, and emotion.6/
  5. Artist:Steve Guyger title:Past Life Blues Year Of Release Label:Severn Records Genre:Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues Quality kbps Total Time Total Size MB WebSite: Yesterday, Steve Guyger – Past Life Blues () 14 Days Free Access to USENET! Free GB with Full DSL-Broadband Speed! Tracklist: I Thought I Heard.
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  7. Steve Guyger: Past Life Blues: harmonica Steve Guyger: ineareminusra.planbagerolnorevinnolisuvelrext.co: Music. Skip to main content. Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Orders Try Prime Cart. Music Go Search Best Sellers Gift Ideas New Releases Deals Reviews: 2.
  8. Apr 25,  · Harpist/singer Steve Guyger, is coming from the gritty side of the tracks on Past Life Blues (Severn Records ; ). A wild, raw-throated frontman and raucous honker, Guyger delivers with unbound energy on tough originals like “I Thought I Heard,” “Let’s Rock Tonight,” “Somethin’s Smellin’ Good (At My Baby’s House),” the humorous jive-talking “Rib Shack Boogie.

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