PS. just saw the question on the compilation CD. It's something a friend of mine put together. I think I have it on my itunes. If so I'll email you a copy. Cheers, Brad
Unfortunately not - just someone I came across in my never ending search for new music. I read a review of her CD in "Blues Matters" which is a blues magazine in the UK. She has two CDS out Southbound Train and Little Girl Blue. Both available from Amazon on download.
She is very, very good - mainly acoustic blues with a bit of blues harp. Mostly (but not all) covers. She does a great version of the old Janis Joplin song "Mercedes Benz" and I dare say she does it better.
There is a really good blues scene happening in the UK with a few young artists that are standing out Ainsley Lister, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Oli Brown, Simon McBride, Matt Schofield, Ian Siegal to name a few off the top of my head.
Unfortunately blues isn't really promoted in the UK so unless you go out and find these guys you won't hear them.
I was rather hoping Seasick Steve although a bit of a novelty act may rekindle some interest in blues music but it seems not
Tried listening to some new stuff, that is someone alive and kicking: Cassandra Wilson, she did "Vietnam Blues" on a compilation put together by Martin Scorcese. Anyway she has an album out with some Robert Johnson covers eg "Come on into my kitchen". The man must be turning in his grave! The woman has a great voice but she murders his songs. Too jazzy. I'll be sticking to dead or close to dead musicians.
"I don't play a lot of fancy guitar. I don't want to play it. The kind of guitar I want to play is mean, mean licks." John Lee Hooker