These musicians are the real thing with nothing to hide.
"Recording live to tape meant absolute commitment to every moment of the songs." - Blues Arcadia
Songwriters Alan Boyle (vocals) and Chris Harvey (guitar) make our world a better place. Listen to Blues Arcadia and they will take you on a blues train, riding shades of rock, country and Motown. On tracks “Take The Money”, “Rockin’ Chair”, “Miss Lonely” and “Operator Please”, Boyle’s upbeat and raunchy story-telling is sometimes interspersed with stabbing horns, and plenty of blues-infused instrumental conversations from guitar and keys.
“Here Comes The Rain” is a timeless ballad. Boyle’s voice almost cracks painfully over Harvey’s gentle guitar; simple, honest, beautiful. Pianist Parmis Rose joins with clear, proud chords, and they take us to a space where everyone has been, in the quiet moments of a life. Here comes the rain, I feel it fallin’ on my face.
Rose opens “Time and Again” with Boyle, her open modern chords presenting...
We got in about 3pm with a badly jet-lagged singer who was trapped in LA for 24 hrs before getting home that morning (but seriously, who crashes out on the greenroom couch before a show?) and soaked up the good sun and surf vibes before playing the Song Stage on Saturday night. It was a shortie, but a goodie. Looking forward to coming back to this fantastic festival next year!
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