Singer, songwriter and producer Stevie J., based in Jackson, Mississippi, announces the release of "Back 2 Blues," his first album in several years.
The son of a pastor, Stevie J. has been a professional musician practically his entire life. With roots in gospel music and Southern soul, it was only a matter of time before the blues became his main passion. Stevie was a member of Bobby Rush's band on his acclaimed album "Folk Funk" (2004) and also toured with the legendary soul-blues artist. He has represented the Central Mississippi Blues Society at the Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge, in Memphis. In 2010 he was named Contemporary Blues Artist of the Year (Male) at the Jus' Blues Awards.
"More than just straight-up 12-bar blues, Stevie J. weaves in female backup vocals and lively horns ...he knows how to compose a song and tell a story ... the talent and passion are there!" - Amazon.com
"A killer ... lively and swingin’!" - The Rock Doctor
"Reminded us that you can muster a great Southern soul vocal without shouting and screaming and writhing and wailing -- in fact, without vocalizing much higher than a sugary whisper." - Daddy B. Nice
The best description of Stevie J is a limitless Blues man. With the versatility and knowledge of the history of the Blues to take an audience on an historical musical journey of the Blues from the 1930's thru 2020. So many guys jump in the Blues world without studying the history. It takes more than guitar licks and a hat to be a true Blues man.
Marty's review: this man has the blues in his blood, and, with this new release, he presents us with what I would call a musical in blues history. The tight production, exceptional musicianship and the high quality of songwriting all come together in a collection of 11 killer tracks that will leave the listener with more than a gasp or two. Favourite track for me is "Son of A Sanctified Preacher".
Sample and stream tracks on official website http://www.steviejblues.me/
..and also at Mississippi Delta Blues Inc
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