Australian Blues Album Of The Month – John McNamara
April 2017 Australian Blues Album of the Month Rollin’ With It brings out the magical vocals and guitar of John McNamara in the deep right down to your soul rhythm and blues we know and enjoy.
John’s new album was jointly produced by himself and legendary Stax record artist Lester Snell, with Lester completing song arrangements as well. Lester (piano) also was instrumental in bringing together percussionist, Steve Potts (Booker T. Jones), Michael Toles on guitar and James “Jimi” Kinard on bass guitar together with a fabulous horn section with Marc Franklin (trumpet/frugelhorn), Lannie McMillan (tenor sax) and Jim Spake (baritone Sax) plus backing vocals from Isuela Hingano (Blue Eyes Cry) and Nicole Nehemia.
John McNamara brings six original songs for this album plus some choice stand-out covers including one from Otis Redding. Recorded in Memphis at Ardent Studios this is yet another amazing release hot on the heels from John’s – Alone With the Blues – One Voice One Guitar (2014) that gained an Australian Blues Music Chain Award for Song Of The Year in 2015 together with winning the MBAS Blues Challenge in 2014 that sent John to Memphis to compete in the International Blues challenge representing Australia in 2015.
Rollin’ With It is released on Black Market Music. For additional information on John McNamara check out his website here.
By Colin Briscoe – Presenter/Programmer – Feel Good Revival Thu 10pm-12 Radio 2RRR-88.5FM