After playing at Worthing Piers Southern Pavilion earlier in the year with Mike Zito and Vaja Sky on the Ruf Blues Caravan 2018 tour Bernard Allison is back with his own tour and it is going to be brilliant.
He is the face on the magazines, voice on the radio, the man who will rock the audience. He is the songwriter whose latest studio album Let It Go is already considered a hot tip. He has a work ethic that would make most of the other musicians gasp for breath, but for this creative energy miracle, already in his mid-fifties, it's nothing out of the ordinary.
With Let It Go , the blues year 2019 starts with a bang and it feels as if Bernard Allison will be coming back home because his new album has been released again on Ruf Records: the label founded in 1994 for his father - the much too early deceased Chicago blues legend Luther Allison. It is equally significant that Bernard Let It Go was recorded in the birthplace of the blues, Tennessee, and focused on the essentials of the sound of the twelve songs. “Let It Go was recorded at the Bessie Blue Studio in Stantonville, Tennessee, in collaboration with legendary producer Jim Gaines, "says Bernard. "We decided not to swamp the CD with keyboards or brass, but to focus on the real, clear sound of the rhythm section - and even better song writing."
The repertoire of the blues heavyweight speaks for itself, but Let It Go recalls that Bernard Allison manages to turn up another gear again and again. "We all just came together as a group to make this album," says Bernard, "to capture the chemistry between us as friends and band. I liked watching the faces of everyone during the session. Everyone gave 110% ... “
Don’t miss this exciting night down the pier
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