If you are a singer, player, blues lover, acoustic or electric, this is food on your blue plate special!
Holly Hyatt and Jon Burden have a third CD out called “Shufflin’ The Blues,” and it is killer! Usually an acoustic duo, they have gone electric and added a drummer, bringing some fabulous music to their listeners. Holly sings, plays stand up and electric bass, while Jon plays electric, acoustic, slide guitar, and vocals. Together they are quite the package. In fact, they are the package! Holly has all of the notes, and sings them effortlessly. Jon is an extraordinary guitar player! He’s got that Chet Atkins stuff down, and Chicago blues, that Delta slide, right in his hands!
With five electric, and three acoustic tracks, nine in all, you get to hear some real blues! Holly and Jon either wrote or co-wrote five of them! This is just an ACE CD! This CD was recorded live in front of a small audience, and covers everything from the Delta to Chicago. Jon’s slide rendition of Robert Johnson’s “Come On In My Kitchen” starts out slow and Delta, and gains speed to a fine piece. They also cover “Mother Earth Blues,” which is one of my favorites, and they nail it!
As a guitar player you will love this CD because it is not only a quality player, but quality recording. Holly and Jon’s vocals are harmonized with his fine guitar, and it is just a good CD. In fact, one of my top five favorites so far this year! And I’m hard to please. Marvin Walker plays drums and percussion. The three of them are very reminiscent of that old Chicago sound. www.hollyandjon.com will get you there.
Enjoy! I sure have. This is the right stuff and the right time, thanks my friends for such good music! Wish I could play like that!
One Love, Blue Barry – Smoky Mountain Blues Society