Work My Blues Away (2012)

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    This live collection was recorded at the Hard Rock Cafe in Detroit, Michigan on November 8, 2012. It's our very best work to date, with sizzling leads from Jake Burdock, blistering bass from Kenny Szymanski, and relentless grooves from Leland McCann (with Tom and Bob doing what they always do best). Add to that some soaring lap steel from Nick Klaver and jaw-dropping piano from Ian Tadaschi-Moore and you have one exciting, well-paced concert experience (you'll just have to add your own applause because we cut all that stuff out).

    You'll hear the old school blues we're known for, some fresh heartland Americana, and some incredibly funky rock that will make you want to move SOME part of your body (head, hips, feet - take your pick). And the lyrics are our strongest offering yet, dealing with the vicissitudes of life (yes, I said "vicissitudes" - it means the "ups and downs", i.e., the "seasons") and the lessons learned in the aftermath.

    The song order carefully flows one to another as do the themes (but we'll let you figure that out by listening). The interplay of the instruments sounds great in headphones. This is one well-constructed album that just so happens to be recorded in a live setting (where we really shine).

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    Includes unlimited streaming of The Seasons & The Scars (2012) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Always a crowd favorite, especially in the economically-ravaged but relentless Detroit area. This is, for the most part, a hard-working town that isn't look for a hand-out, but is willing to "work my blues away". Though every now and then a hand-out can certainly help...

Having Nick and Ian sit in on this closing song was a joy. Tom and Jake tore it up, and I had a bit of fun myself wandering through the crowd with my wireless mic and blues harp.

Thanks to the friendly staff at the Hard Rock Cafe for securing our parking validation...

lyrics

Lord, I've been working, working hard every day
Now the factory's shuttin’ down, all the jobs are goin’ away
I looked my baby in the eyes…I didn't know what to say

I just hung my head down low, tried to force the tears away
But it's just no use – feels like the blues are here to stay
so I got on my knees - I began to pray
(what can I do but pray at a time like this?)

I cried, "Lord, Lord, Lord – what can I do or say?
You know the bills will still keep coming, I won't have dollar one to pay;
I ain't looking for a hand-out – I want to work my blues away -
can you help me out?"

JAM

I want to work, work, work - work my blues away
I want to work, work, work - work my blues away
I ain't looking for a hand-out - I'll do my part to earn my pay.

I want to work, work, work - work my blues away
I ain't looking for a hand-out…
I want to work my blues… away.

© 3/15/2010 by Bob Young

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from The Seasons & The Scars (2012), released November 8, 2012
Bob Young - vocals, blues harp
Tom Kozanecki - rhythm and lead guitar
Jake Burdock - lead and rhythm guitar
Kenny Szymanski - bass guitar
Leland McCann - drums
Ian Tadaschi-Moore - piano
Nicholas Humenay-Klaver - lap steel

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