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Blues-Rock, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Heartfixer | # HFM1013 | Time: 00:42:42
Landslide Records is proud and excited to announce the compact disc release of RED CLAY SOUL, a vibrant new set of original, soulful compositions from veteran Georgia blues rocker Tinsley Ellis. A follow up to Ellis award winning, critically acclaimed TOUGH LOVE, the new album combines Ellis masterful guitar and vocal prowess with fresh arrangements and a crack backing band. Produced by Ellis and keyboardist Kevin McKendree, RED CLAY SOUL was recorded live in McKendree s Nashville studio with bassist Steve Mackey and drummer Lynn Williams. Oliver Wood (the Wood Brothers) contributed guitar and background vocal parts on the duet, Givin You Up, which he also co-wrote with Ellis. Additionally, RED CLAY SOUL boasts a wide ranging assortment of soul induced blues rock that opens with All I Think About, a Freddie King inspired rocker, then moves along effortlessly through the southern soul of Callin and the Latin based instrumental, Estero Noche. A hardworking road warrior known for relentless touring in the U.S. and abroad, Ellis is set for a worldwide slate of festival, theater and club bookings for the rest of the year.
Ellis has travelled a million miles, and through that journey he has become a man with clarity about where he stands today and his future destination. As a proud Georgia-based artist, he celebrates a legacy built on four decades of performing, recording and writing.
"Travelers headed to Florida or other destinations in the Southeastern U.S. encounter red clay embankments as they hit the state of Georgia, and Ellis has chosen to title this new collection Red Clay Soul to celebrate the music of the area.
"Georgia is where the blues has got soul," he adds. "From the gospel inspired Ray Charles to the R&B of James Brown and Otis Redding, to the rock and roll of Little Richard, to the blues rock of the Allman Brothers Band, all these acts have one thing in common. They all have the sound of Georgia and down here we call that sound red clay soul."
Ellis also has announced a series of summer and autumn tour dates, which you can check out below.
"Playing concerts is what I’ve done the longest," Ellis says. "From the time I was a young teenager watching B.B. King, Howlin’ Wolf and Billy Preston, to the great new music of today, I’ve taken what I’ve learned from these masters and incorporated it into my concerts. From B.B. King, I learned about performing with dynamics. From James Brown, I’ve learned about putting on a seamless, exciting concert. From the Allmans, I’ve learned about how to excite fans with extended instrumental jamming. I try to learn something new about putting on shows at every concert I attend."
01. All I Think About (04:02)
02. Givin’ You Up (05:16)
03. Callin’ (03:56)
04. Anything But Go (03:38)
05. Hungry Woman Blues (04:28)
06. Circuit Rider (04:28)
07. Don’t Cut It (03:19)
08. Party of One (04:39)
09. Estero Noche (04:02)
10. The Bottle, The Book or the Gun (04:48)