So the other day I listened to the latest album from Memphis Blues Harp player Brandon Santini, This Time Another Year I really liked it, both his harp playing and his vocals were great, at times he reminds me of Leon Russell and at other times Dr. John. From his website:
There are many different opinions as to what the future of the blues harmonica will be. Memphis vocalist and harmonica player Brandon Santini is undeniably a worthy player to keep an eye on as the latest surge of young blues artists leave their footprint in blues history. His name is worthy of conversations that include Jason Ricci, Billy Gibson, Dennis Gruenling, Rick Estrin and other frontline harmonica players by combining his love and respect for traditional blues with a present, colorful style of playing that is often compared to James Cotton or Paul Butterfield. Read More
The album debuted at No 31 on the Roots music Report Blues Chart and I’m sure it will climb higher! So Check It Out!
and now as I cool down from my run and go take a shower, let’s go “Into the Night” with a two for one as you can enjoy Brandon’s harp and Victor Wainwright’s great keyboard skills! As they perfom “Have a Good Time”