Quite simply, Rod Piazza and The Mighty Flyers are one of the finest, most experienced, and most popular bands in blues today.
She brings the soul and meaning of Bukka Whites songs to life, as if heard for the first time since they were written and performed by the man, himself.
Rory Block is one of the most acclaimed acoustic blues artists.
Over a career spanning close to forty years now, Branch has become one of the blues' most eloquent spokespersons and an ardent evangelist and teacher of the blues, not to mention an award-winning veteran artist on the Chicago, national and international music scenes."I'm on close to 200 recordings at this point," estimates Branch.
But this one feels destined to be one of the standouts. We took the song down to her, and I played it for her.
Together they produce a swinging, funky groove well-suited to the genre defying breadth of Bogart's songs.
Blues Shock represents the first studio-recorded release in nearly fifteen years from veterans Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues, and their first for Blind Pig.
Over a single year Bogart took a personal and musical transitional journey, travelling from Chesapeake Bay to Nashville, from the deserts of Southern California to deep in the Louisiana bayou, where this release was recorded.
"Just A Wish Away" features some of Bogart's strongest songwriting to date, evoking the excitement of new possibilities tinged with a hint of wistful melancholy at what is left behind.
Add to that 6 Grammy nominations, 11 Juno Awards and dozens of Blues Awards and Maple Blues Awards.