All You Good People
Live jammin' acoustic blues British style
About the Music
Dave, Kyoko and I have spent close to 50 years between us playing the blues. Dave and I have also done a lot of work lately with electronics, putting music together the modern way -- literally bit by bit. This record was done the old-fashioned way -- with three musicians in a room, playing and singing together in front of the mics. There are no overdubs. It's a faithful recreation of a day of inspired music-making, where the instruments are saying new things to each other in a language that is almost a century old, always growing, forgetting nothing.
The blues is traditional music. That tradition now includes musicians like myself and Sugar Mama UK, born of very different times and places than the 20th century masters, exposed to sounds and ideas from literally everywhere in the world. We hope these songs surprise and delight fans of the traditional masters. We hope they also delight people who are hearing the blues for the first time -- and those who feel that way whenever they hear the blues.
Richard Hunter, February 2005