2 July 2011

The Blues Room # 284

The Blues Room presents ...
New Music from Urshla George
Episode 284, 29 June 2011

I’m Drivin’ is the second release of blues/roots act Ursula George, of Providence, Rhode Island. It features a collection of female-penned blues tunes of the classic era, as well as a few surprise renditions of the later-day. Receiving particular attention is "You Need (a Whole Lotta) Love," a modern interpretation of the Willie Dixon tune later covered by Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin, now reimagined with a twist.

Lori Urso - Vocals; Rhythm, lead and slide guitar
Marty Richards - Drums, piano and percussion

About the players:
Singer/guitarist Lori Urso has been performing since the early age of seven. She discovered the blues in her teens, and since then her life has been a mission to support and promote blues music, and in particular the female songwriters of the Vaudeville and Classic Blues eras. Her first release - Ursula George, "Blue Basics" (Tommytiger 1999) - met with critical acclaim, and made the rotation of radio stations worldwide, including popular syndicated shows like Acoustic Café, and satellite radio.

Drummer Marty Richards is well known to the New England music scene. A Berklee grad, he began his jazz career with the Gary Burton Quintet, segued into blues, playing with many of the genres finest acts, including Duke Robillard, John Hammond, Kim Wilson and the Blues Brothers, and most recently has taken the drum chair for top rock acts including the J. Geils Band and the Joe Perry Project. He has appeared on more than 100 recordings, but this is the first recording of Marty on piano as well as drums.


Recommended if you like
Bonnie Raitt
Lucinda Williams
Sippie Wallace
Blues: Classic Female Blues
Folk: Folk-Rock

1. Samantha Gray - Bad Girl Now << Watch this space!!
2. Howling Wolf - Rocking The Blues
3. Sonny Landreth - Mojo Boogie
4. Blind Lemon Pledge feat. Tommy Johnson - Big Road Blues
5. Blues Company - Blues in a Bottle
6. Carlos del Junco - Mojo
7. Carlos del Junco - Slick
8. Alan Black feat. Buzz Thompson - I Love to Ramble
9. Gary Moore - Did You Ever Feel Lonely?
10. Ursula George - A Man For Every Day of the Week
11. Ursula George - Honest I Do
12. Ursula George - You Got To Know How
13. Ursula George - You Need (a Whole Lotta) Love


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