“I’ll keep playing the blues, until I’m down in my grave,” Willie Salomon sings in “Back On The Road” - and you can believe every word of this artist, who comes from Straubing. Hardly anyone here in Germany can play American blues and roots music in a more authentic manner than this self-taught musician, who has evolved into a genuine master of the guitar. He mixes the influences of Louisiana Red, Mississippi John Hurt and Robert Johnson skillfully with elements from swing, ragtime, gospel and folk.
On “Just In Time”, he convinces the listener with his sensitive playing, his captivating phrases and fascinating grooves and pays homage to American guitar music from the 1920s to the 1940s. Willie Solomon plays these pieces in fingerstyle, coloring them with his earthy slide work and uses a calm voice to sing out stories that could only be blues. A great album. Or to quote “Back On The Road” again: “Willie’s Blues ain’t bad!”
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Willie Salomon: acoustic guitar, vocals, piano, rack harmonica