After The Fall is Debbie Davies’ 11th solo recording and is an all-original affair with Debbie writing or co-writing six of the 11 songs. In her amazing career, Debbie has received 10 nominations for Blues Music Awards, and in 1997 and 2010 won the award for Best Contemporary Female Blues Artist. Debbie has recorded and performed with such blues luminaries as John Mayall, Albert Collins, Tab Benoit, Ike Turner, James Cotton, Mick Taylor, Peter Green, Coco Montoya, Duke Robillard, Tommy Shannon, Chris Layton and Charlie Musselwhite.
‘She wields an electric guitar as if it were a wand.’ – Los Angeles Times
Recorded at Studio At The Palms in Las Vegas, The Village Recorder in Los Angeles, and The Cave in Malibu; Driving Towards The Daylight is a balanced, back-to-basics album that highlights Bonamassa’s signature style of roots blues with rock-and-roll guts, while honoring the traditions of the original blues musicians.
‘We’ve taken some really traditional old blues songs – the Howlin’ Wolf song ‘Who’s Been Talkin’?’ and the Robert Johnson song ‘Stones In My Passway,’ and we’ve tried to imagine how they would do them in a rock context,’ said Shirley. ‘It’s a very exciting return to the blues in a very visceral way. It’s vibrant and it’s gutsy and it’s really, really rugged.’
A genuine triple-threat guitarist, singer and songwriter, Anders returns with Black Eye Galaxy, produced along with engineer Warren Riker and Galactic’s Stanton Moore. Sounds on the album range from heavy electric mayhem to joyous acoustic melodicism. This is a journey of sorts moving from the uncontrolled, primal chaos of ‘Send Me A Friend’ to the inner peace of ‘Higher Ground.’ The gentle ‘When Will I See You Again?’ finds Anders rebuilding broken relations, while the feral and confrontational ‘Black Tar’ says farewell to a dark past.
‘Anders Osborne blows my mind. His singing is so great; his guitar playing is so intense. He’s my favorite guy out there these days.’
- Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars)