Todd Albright - Detroit Twelve String Blues & Rags


Third Man Records



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ATMR 813547
UPC: 813547023612
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For fans of Blind Willie McTell, Paramount Records and folk blues

Todd Albright is a country blues, finger-style 12-string guitar player and singer living in Detroit, Michigan. Todd has enjoyed sharing the stage with notable musicians and friends such as Dakota Dave Hull, Roy Book Binder, Charlie Parr, and Paul Geremia. Todd's newest record, set to be released in january 2016 by jett plastic recordings, features an entire set exclusively performed on the 12-string guitar. The album was recorded at Dakota Dave Hull's Arabica Studios in February 2015.

Playing on 6- and 12-string guitars, Todd brings to life an era composed of, among others-Blind Lemon Jefferson, Sylvester Weaver, Blind Blake, and Big Bill Broonzy, throwing in the occasional John Fahey number for good measure.

Todd's history playing the Blues reaches 23 years, though he does not remember a time that a guitar wasn't in his hands. He first heard the country blues at the age of 13, thanks to a gifted John Lee Hooker record from his sister. The experience was a profound one-the blues felt right, and he immediately became a self-taught student of the genre aiming solely to interpret the sounds of the masters. Todd has performed across the Midwest both as a solo musician and alongside his band of 20 years, The Staving Chain, which specializes in the Delta blues.

Side 1
01 Savannah Mama
02 Kill It Kid
03 Rising River Blues
04 Delia

Side 2
01 Sweet Mary Blues
02 Cherry Ball Blues
03 My Money Never Runs Out
04 Train That Carried My Girl From Town

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