Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Andy T- Nick Nixon: CD Review, "Drink Drank Druck"

Andy T& Nick Nixon

Attention all Blues fans, the new CD from the Andy T & Nick Nixon Band is simply a great Blues CD.  The Cd was released on February 19, and it is sure to get lots of notice from the music world!  James "Nick" Nixon does the vocals including classics like Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown's "Midnight Hour" and T-Bone Walker's slow Blues "Life Is Too Short". Nick's vocal performance on the title track, "Drink, Drank Drunk" is just about perfect. I think Nick could sing a story out of a local newspaper and it would sound great. 

Joining Nick's voice perfectly are the great tones and guitar style of Andy "T" Talamantez's guitar. I think a direct quote from Nick Nixon is all that needs to be said about Andy T's Blues playing ability, "Andy plays great in every style of Blues, so I like to just play rhythm and let him handle the hot stuff. But even when he's playing the hot stuff, Andy knows that the Blues is about soul and feeling, not about playing a lot of notes. With Andy, there's no overplaying, he always  gives me breathing room as a singer."

Both of these fine musicians have been playing great music for years, but this is their first CD together. You can bet this won't be their last CD together! They are just too good together and need to continue making music for Blues lovers all over the US.

Anson Funderburgh produced this CD in addition to providing some great Blues guitar support.

Supporting these two superstars are some of the best side men in the business today, and they are listed in the chart below.  Congratulations to all for producing a "four star" Blues CD. 

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