Thursday, June 8, 2017

Australian soul/blues artist John McNamara new album "Rollin' With It"

The latest album by Multi Award Winning Australian soul/blues artist John McNamara features some of Memphis’ finest musicians. Recorded at the legendary Ardent Studios, the impressive lineup of authentic STAX players includes Steve Potts (Booker T & The MGs), Michael Toles (Bobby Bland, The Bar-Kays), Lester A. Snell (Albert King, Isaac Hayes) and the cream of Memphis Soul/Blues studio musicians. Lester Snell completed all the arrangements. 

The album features six of John’s originals, alongside songs made famous by Otis Redding, Bobby Bland and Little Willie John. Also featured is John’s stinging electric blues guitar and his soulful vocal delivery. His music has taken him to Beale to become a Semi Finalist in the 2015 IBC, acclaimed shows in the UK, Germany, Japan & SE Asia, he’s toured with the legends of Australian music and on this album he’s teamed up with some of the best Memphis has to offer to create a sound that’s entirely his own but beats with a heart full of the soul of blues.

Stream and download from iTunes HERE

“Masterful Blues Guitar... Powerful and Resonant Voice.” - RipItUp Adelaide

“So much Soul and Edge for a young man...I got Chills... Nothing will prepare you for the new taste of old soul that is John McNamara!” - Eric Martin (Mr. Big Vocalist USA)

“The Bastard made me feel insecure, He’s So good!” - Russell Morris (Australian music icon)

“John McNamara has a real voice that has a natural grit to it... His playing dances behind the lyric like a trickster... McNamara is a song stylist. You can’t separate the blues from what he does.. he’s really good.” - The Memphis Flyer

“An Exceptional Musical Experience... I felt nothing but a sense of privilege” - Three Weeks Edinburgh

“I’m souled... Soulful is rather an understatement... A beautiful purity to his voice.” - Broadway Baby Edinburgh

Label: Bahool Records
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Marty's review: If you're a fan of soul-blues then this album has it all. With a backing band of authentic STAX musicians, John McNamara's smooth and soulful vocals, a tight production that was recorded in Memphis and a 10 track collection of originals and classic covers, this brilliant release will definitely make it in your top 10 for the year. This artist deserves all the accolades and the international status he has received.