“A ROAD LESS TRAVELED” PUTS TO RIGHTS THE MISCONCEPTION THAT THE BLUES IS THE DEVIL’S MUSIC.
Live @ Bluesberry Cafe is the latest release from Texas Bluesman Johnny Riley. The album received an album of the year nomination in August 2020. Included in this deal is a free copy of Johnny Riley’s Gospel Blues album, “A Road Less Traveled”.
The album normally goes for 11 bucks but you can get it for free when you order Live @ Bluesberry Cafe. Johnny included two bonus tracks from the pre-order of Live @ Bluesberry Cafe in this deal. These are not currently available right now.
Live @ Bluesberry Cafe has received an ALBUM OF THE YEAR nomination from Indie Shark Magazine. “You don’t have to know Johnny Riley personally to pick up on the fact that he lives and breathes the blues, it’s more than apparent how emotionally tethered he is to every note pouring out of the speakers. The passion runs high in all thirteen of the tracks found here, and whether you’re a big blues fan or not, a few of them are almost guaranteed to get you swinging”.
From special guest Watermelon Slim’s bone-chilling field holler to Johnny Riley’s soulful voice, and earthy guitar – there’s a song for everyone on this album.
Special guest Watermelon Slim unfurls poetry seamlessly in Holler Pt. 1 and it’s counterpart Holler Pt. 2 as he demonstrates his bone chilling field holler in these two tracks. The tracks paint a picture of a life-of-hard-grueling-work in the sun on a plantation in Southern Mississippi. This is reason enough to buy this album.
The second track in the collection is, “Ain’t That A Shame (But That’s The Blues”). It’s a song about child abuse the singer experienced growing up. It’s raw, earthy and will have your spine tingling.
On The third track Johnny sings, “She Don’t Call Me Baby No More”. It’s about a young Veteran that returns home to find that the woman he loves left him for another.
“Johnny’s Boogie” starts out with a hearty swing and a vibrant, string-born melody to grab our attention right out of the gate”.
I could go on and on. “Live At the Bluesberry Café features some of the best swing I’ve heard on any record – blues or otherwise”. Whether you’re a hardcore blues addict or a casual fan of the genre, this is exactly the kind of record that this year needed to conclude on an upbeat note.
“A Road Less Traveled” is where the blues and faith meet. It’s rich in musicality, spirituality and inspiration. The music has an incredible other-worldly effect and his agonized moaning, is ominous, bleak and mysterious.
He captures completely the dual nature of this old spiritual – on the one hand mournful about the trials and tribulations of life, and yet hopeful about the reality of the presence of Jesus in the midst of those trials.
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