Conversation With the Blues

Conversation With the Blues

by Michael Pickett
     
 

If one is searching for some tight, well-presented blues music by an artist who has experience and talent, Michael Pickett's, Conversation With the Blues is the album to pick up. Pickett presents blues music with the finesse and charisma which comes from years of study and soulful admiration of what the…  See more details below

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If one is searching for some tight, well-presented blues music by an artist who has experience and talent, Michael Pickett's, Conversation With the Blues is the album to pick up. Pickett presents blues music with the finesse and charisma which comes from years of study and soulful admiration of what the genre is all about. Blues music is a genre of music which contains a small percentage of composition and a large portion of emotional improvisational expression. Michael Pickett pours himself, body and soul, into each tune on the album, sending the listener on a unique refreshing journey within his conversation with the blues. Each tune on the album, with the exception of one that is a solo effort from Pickett, finds Pickett's expressive and melodic vocals and mind-blowing harmonica complimented by Shawn Kellerman's extensive blues guitar work. "Junk Thang," a blues instrumental done in the key of E, is sure to hook many a blues fan to Pickett's magnetic harmonica playing. Shawn Kellerman and Teddy Leonard shine on "Junk Thang" with some exhilarating electric lead-guitar jamming. "Look out at the Weather" gives one the impression that Pickett has experienced the blues with the same force felt by Stevie Ray Vaughan and others who have gained the respect of blues fans worldwide. Michael Pickett is a talented musician and an amazing artist who breathes a new life into the blues by bringing it back with original energy and charisma. His style is very much his own, but one can hear and feel early influences in his music lending the comfortable quality and familiarity so often associated with true blues at it's finest. So if in search of a real blues sound, call on Michael Pickett and have a conversation with the blues as never before.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/14/2009
Label:
Solid Gold Records
UPC:
0696774102820
catalogNumber:
41028

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Pickett   Primary Artist,Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals,Background Vocals,Guitar (Resonator)
Lenny Solomon   Violin
Doug Riley   Piano,fender rhodes
Richard Armin   Cello
Paul Brennan   Drums
Gary Craig   Drums
Rick Lazar   Percussion
Bill McCauley   Hammond Organ
Kevin Breit   Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Jackie Richardson   Background Vocals
Liz Tilden   Background Vocals
Leo Valvassori   Bass Guitar
Shawn Kellerman   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Guitar (Leslie)
John Johnson   Saxophone
Dave Dunlop   Trumpet
John "Woog" Johnson   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Steve Chadwick   Electric Bass,Bass Guitar
Gord Myers   Trombone
Doug Romanow   Keyboards
John Johnson   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Ted Leonard   Electric Guitar
Liz Tilden   Background Vocals
Bill McCauley   Keyboards,Hammond B3
Steve Chadwick   Guitar,Electric Bass,Bass Guitar
Marty Cordrey   Drums
Louise Pickett   Background Vocals
Troy Adams   Background Vocals
Norman Hathaway   Violin

Technical Credits

Doug Riley   Composer
Peter Chatman   Composer
David Cordrey   Composer
Molly Johnson   Composer
Michael Pickett   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
John Witmer   Arranger
Tom Heron   Engineer
Shawn Kellerman   Composer
Mike McDonald   Engineer
Doug Romanow   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production

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