The time flies fast and the Big Apple Blues European Tour was like a hurricane. To make things even more interesting, the Big Apple Blues musicians landed in Brussels during the week of the city’s lockdown for security and terrorism threat. The hype in the media gave the impression that Belgium was the most dangerous […]
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The Blues – Issue #20 – Peter Feenstra From the opening alarm of the aptly titled “Wake up and do Something” to the car engine spluttering into life on the harp-driven, funky wah-inflected “I-278 Grind”, Big Apple Blues open with a double helping of swagger that mirrors the title of their instrumental album. Fronted by […]
The trick to a successful blues instrumental album is mixing different tempos and grooves, steering clear of “just another shuffle” (or slow blues or “Tramp” groove). And while there may not be a “Hide Away” or “Honky Tonk” here, Big Apple has put together a set of originals listenable enough for you to not miss the singer.
This CD covers so many differing styles, but above all, the outstanding feature here is the musicianship of those playing. It’s an absolute blast from start to end. Brilliant and could end up my album of the year!
The heavy-duty title track shuffle blows any remaining cobwebs, as the band takes off with a suitable closing message: “Ladies & gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We want to thank you for flying Big Apple Blues and we know you’ve enjoyed this flight.”
Hell yeah, let’s do it all over again.