Campbelljohn: "Nerves Of Steel"
with a trio that harnesses his exciting guitar work
and powerful songwriting, Canadian blues rocker John
Campbelljohn first arrived at the age of 14. Growing
up in a household that often had jamborees and parties
that celebrated music, Campbelljohn was enamored with
the guitar from an early age. He was not into the Celtic
Music that his community enjoyed, so he took up the
guitar and studied artists like Son House and Muddy
Waters. Sonny Landreth became a huge influence, and
it led him to him putting together a combo that combined
bassist Bruce Moore and drummer Steve Preeper. The three
released How Does It Feel? in 1993, and critics in Canada
and the U.S. alike caught onto his sound. His next record,
Hook Slide + Sinker, saw Campbelljohn get his first
European release, while the next album, Nerves of Steel,
even got notice from Rolling Stone Magazine. "
Coleman: "Livin' On Love"
guitarist and singer/songwriter Deborah Coleman -- like
Ruth Brown and Gary U.S. Bonds, who also hail from the
same part of coastal Virginia -- brings a certain old-school
sense of dignity to all of her live shows. No matter where
she is, no matter the size of the audience, she presents
the blues with her varying backup bands in a thoroughly
dignified, proud way."
"Her fifth album for Blind Pig, Livin' on Love, was
released in 2001, and furthered her reputation as one
of the top touring blues women on the scene."