- Artist: Jesse Yawn
- Format: CD
- Release Date:1/13/2005
THE PLAYERS INCLUDE: JESSE YAWN - VOCALS TINO GONZALES - GUITAR DAVID MAXWELL -- KEYBOARDS PETE KANARAS - GUITAR DUFFY KANE - GUITAR ERIC ARRINGTON - BASS DAVE SCHAEFFER - BASS BUTCH WALKER DRUMS DAVE FERRARA - DRUMS JERRY PORTNOY - HARMONICA JEN MEYER - VIOLA LAURIE REESE - CELLO GIL BIGENHO - VIOLIN BACKING VOCALS: TRACIE ROSE MAISHA RASHAD SHARON CLARK THE CHICAGO HORNS: BILL MCFARLAND - TROMBONE BILL PERBETSKI - TRUMPET CURT SIPE - SAXAPHONE PRODUCED BY TINO GONZALES This critically acclaimed debut album shows Jesse Yawn's incredible versatility of depth and emotion both as singer and sopngwriter. Backed by extraordinary studio company with remarkable results, the music takes you above peak. David Maxwell's piano chops are solid and sturdy as granite, the horn arrangements of Bill McFarland create a sculptured soundscape in perfect agreement with each featured song. Former Muddy Waters and Eric Clapton harpist, Jerry Portnoy' wailings add the ultimate color. Reaching even further into this eclectic mix while still retaining a firm grip on the Blues, -- refreshing string arrangements by the Tom Reese Project raises the session to even greater heights. Producer Tino Gonzales' subtle and understated guitar lends a rich flavor in this age of frenetic blues riffs. But it's Jesse Yawn's voice, so powerful and soulful, that creates the electricity for this venture. His smooth delivery and tasteful, unselfish charm will possess your very heart. *********************************************************** Jesse Yawn is the real deal. One of the finest Bluesmen to come out of the Twentieth Century he's still going strong today. While mostly performing in the Mid-Atlantic region of the States, Jesse and His Musicmen have graced the stage of many Blues Festivals in this country and abroad. A highly reviewed album, it drew accolades from many music critics and musicians...... ' A rare treat... The man is for real.' -- Bernard 'Pretty' Purdie 'Cool and funky... Can't get funkier than this!'-- John Lee Hooker 'This is one of the finest pieces of music I've ever heard, and sung by one of the finest singers since Brook Benton.' Dianna Ryan -- Bluesletter Magazine ''Forevermore' should be ranked with the years' best debuts' Jim DeKoster -- Living Blues Magazine.
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