Title - 'Supergroove'
Artist - Andy Watts
For those not in the know, in his home country of Israel, Andy Watts is widely considered to be Israel’s Ambassador of the Blues.
His live shows in his home country, along with the UK and Europe, both as a solo act and with his kick-ass band, Blues on Fire, has earned him a well-deserved reputation as a fiery, passionate blues guitarist and singer.
Indeed, Andy has performed with many of the modern blues greats including Joe Louis Walker, Kenny Neal, Lucky Peterson, Johnny Winter, Rick Estrin, Bernard Alison and Eliza Neals, amongst others.
Andy developed such tight musical chemistry with Kenny Neal that Kenny not only co-produced Andy’s new album, Supergroove (out now), but he also released it on his label, Booga Music in conjunction with the Vizztone label group.
Supergroove is a highly charged album of ten electrifying blues tracks - dusted with a bit of rock, funk and R&B - featuring Andy’s sometimes gritty, sometimes slinky guitar and his soulful vocals along with his great band – including bass, drums, keyboards, trumpet, trombone, saxophones and occasional guest harmonica.
Simply put, on this brand new album, the groove is king and guest vocalists on the album include Joe Louis Walker and Eliza Neals, plus explosive soul singer Roy Young, along with Danny Shoshan and Gadi Altman.
2. 'Living Hand To Mouth'
3. 'Straight Shooting Woman'
4. 'Burning Deep' (feat. Joe Louis Walker)
5. 'Pack It Up'
6. 'Blues Of The Month Club' (feat. Eliza Neals)
7. 'Don't Take My Blues Away'
8. 'Don't You Let Me Down'
With half the songs on Supergroove being Watts originals, whilst the others his versions of classics by Freddie King, Joe Louis Walker, Rick Estrin, and his biggest musical influence, the one-and-only Peter Green, this hella vibrant 10-track album opens with the free-flowing, Hammond-driven, title track jam 'Supergroove,' which he backs up with the harmonica-imbued, blues soul of 'Living Hand To Mouth,' the melodic rock of 'Straight Shooting Woman,' the smooth blues guitar soul of 'Burning Deep' (feat. Joe Louis Walker), and then the funky 'Pack It Up.'
The foot-tappin' 'Blues Of The Month Club' (feat. the velvety growl of Eliza Neals) is a right, royal doozy of an upbeat track, and then we get the lowdown and gritty drawl of 'Don't Take My Blues Away,' which is followed by the lighter rock fare of 'Don't You Let Me Down,' with the album rounding out on the AOR of 'Raw,' closing on 'Supernatural,' an instrumental written by Peter Green for John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers.
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