Whether working in conjunction with pals including Harry Manx (three albums) and The Sisters Euclid (five albums), on his own (seven and more releases), or as a sideman, Breit always brings something engaging and frankly unique to his recorded appearances.Blues, jazz, roots, and folk, Breit has demonstrated he can turn his hands and ears to every type of music.
Following live concerts where she has opened for B. King, ZZ Top, Robert Cray, Johnny Winter and Gregg Allman, Live My Life is her first release with her new band, and the first since her blues guitar-yielding father, Ed Ehrhardt.Grammy Award winning producer, David Z, whos worked with Prince, Etta James, Buddy Guy, Neneh Cherry and Kenny Wayne Shepherd allowed Ehrhardt to flourish in the studio.A cover of Reverend Gary Davis Death Dont Have No Mercy goes deeper than deep in true Davis Piedmont tradition. You Should Have Known, a digital-only single from legendary Canadian western singer-songwriter Ian Tyson, unapologetically celebrates the hard living, hard drinking, hard loving cowboy life.You better believe Earl and the Broadcasters are digging deep on this recording. Written by Nashville's Pat Mc Laughlin and featuring veteran session-man Charlie Mc Coy, the song yodels, slides and two-steps through the country music foothills, peaking with the raw emotions of a lifestyle that's increasingly rare.The reliable smooth Chicago texture of Southside Stomp a staple feel on any Earl and the Broadcasters album is set against the deep warmth of Jims Song written and performed by Earl for the memory of bandmate and bassist Jim Mouradian.
Vocalist Diane Blue throws out excellent phrasing and soul on Heartbreak (Its Killing Me) and just kills on Never Gonna Break My Faith surrounded by supple chops from Dave Limina on Hammond B-3 and Earls guitar solos and fills Personally speaking Sugar Ray Norcias song Long Lost Conversation is total blues bliss with Earl and The Bluetones. That song is followed by the gorgeous and soulful Sweet Miss Vee written by Earl.Over a single year Bogart took a personal and musical transitional journey, travelling from Chesapeake Bay to Nashville, from the deserts of Southern California to deep in the Louisiana bayou, where this release was recorded."Just A Wish Away" features some of Bogart's strongest songwriting to date, evoking the excitement of new possibilities tinged with a hint of wistful melancholy at what is left behind.There's the locomotion of "If It's Gonna Be Like This," the tender and surprising "Back and Forth Kid" and the sultry, horn-driven "Collarbone." Throughout Bogart's signature cut-above song-writing demonstrates the diverse dialects of her musical fluency.Bogart, joined by producer Joe Michaels, creates a band of world class players: Marty Rifkin (Bruce Springsteen), Bonerama Homs (Harry Connick Jr.), Charlie Wooton (Royal Southern Brotherhood), Scott Ambush (Spyro Gyra), Cris Jacobs (The Bridge), Terrence Houston (George Porter), Derwin "Big D" Perkins (Jon Cleary), and more.The result is a fascinating mix of daring, and fullbodied new compositions and fresh-sounding standards that followers have long savoured at their live shows.