We highlight two blues singles to rock your socks off to from two completely different sources as FInland and Britain giving us the very best of blues from both countries.
Erja Lyytinen – Bad Seed
Finn Erja Lyytinen’s brand of power blues on Bad Seed is the superb taster for her forthcoming album Waiting For The Moonlight due out in October. She has been dubbed ‘The Queen of Slide Guitar’ and with guitar effects aplenty crammed into just one track and her rocky but not harsh vocals easy on the ear, it offers much to look forward to.
“I feel that the new song material is quite unique and different compared to the previous ones,” claims Erja.
This new musical development and its accompanying European tour leaves a sense of great anticipation for the Autumn blues scene, especially as her British dates are with the amazing Dom Martin (who we enjoyed on tour with Eric Gales – review here ).
Danny Bryant – Shut Out The Light
We have already reviewed Danny’s awesome album Rage To Survive but sadly missed his tour supporting Eric Gales last March. Eric Gales appreciated his amazing talents. Raucous riffs accompany his guitar solos in which he almost makes the guitar sing on this taster single. The story of this song is typical blues, a precarious and fated love affair.
He sings: “ Close the door, shut out the light! “ Listening to this I would ‘Close the door and turn up the volume!”
A couple of winter festival appearances, Tenby in November and Rockstock in December, should be amazing.