The New World Blues 31/1/21
The much acclaimed US Blues Rock guitarist Alastair Greene has released his latest album, ‘The New World Blues’, to across the board stellar reviews and a #3 US Billboard Blues Chart placing, of which his title track is today's Video Of The Day. After many years playing with the highly revered Alan Parsons Live Project, Alastair has opened shows for many Blues scene favourites in The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Robin Trower, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers and Jonny Lang, plus prior to the pandemic, he traversed the globe touring with Sugaray Rayford’s band, which was nominated for a 2020 Blues Music Award. Greene trekked from his native Southern California to Houma, Louisiana, to record with bass player Corey Duplechin, plusGrammy nominated Tab Benoit, who also produced, co-penned a few songs, played drums and sang harmonies on the album, Some tracks give a tip of the hat to Gary Moore and Peter Green, whereas others find a more laid back funky groove. His stellar slide guitar is up front in places, in addition to heavier tones while others capture the feel of the Cajun environment, combined with a rock-solid Louisiana rhythm section.