The Blues Room 345, 29 Aug 2012
I put together tracks from Mitch Kashmar's live performance at Labatt for this episode. Mitch is one of my favorite harmonica players. Mitch and Kim Wilson along with Rick Estrin are in my opinion the best at top end playing. Enjoy!
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MITCH KASHMAR "LIVE AT LABATT"
Mitch Kashmar: vocals & harmonica
John Marx: guitar
Jimmy Calire: piano
Steve Nelson: bass
Tom Lackner: drums
“…Californian Kashmar bursts out…drawing intensity out of original material about women and drink as skillfully as anyone emoting through Marine Bands today.” – Downbeat
“Kashmar is a mighty, tuneful vocalist who also plays trainloads of wicked harp.”– Hittin’ The Note
“Few blues singers, songwriters, & harmonica blowers performing today can top Mitch Kashmar.” – Living Blues
On Friday, August 24, 2007, Mitch Kashmar was invited to perform at the 9th Annual Edmonton’s Labatt Blues Festival in Western Canada, and fortunately for blues fans everywhere, the event was captured for posterity in front of an enthusiastic crowd by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Joining Kashmar on his performances for this release are Pontiax drummer Tom Lackner, bassist Steve Nelson, pianist Jimmy Calire, and former William Clarke guitarist John Marx providing the perfect foil to Kashmar’s dynamic harp playing and emotive vocals. The live concert format allows Kashmar to really stretch out instrumentally and strut his stuff as he runs down a program featuring fan favorites off his two critically acclaimed Delta Groove releases and additional material including “Lollipop Mama,” a tribute to his old friend the late great William Clarke. “It’s the best stuff I’ve ever done!” says Kashmar, and we think you’ll whole-heartedly agree!
Executive Producer: Randy Chortkoff • Recorded live Friday, August 24, 2007 at the 9th Annual Edmonton's Labatt Blues Festival in Edmonton, Canada. Recording courtesy of the Canadian Broadcasting Company• Mastered by Robert Hadley • Mixed by Mitch Kashmar & glen nishida at Pacifica Studios - Los Angeles, CA • Creative Fulfillment President of Delta Groove Music: Robert Fitzpatrick • Artwork, Design & Photography by Joshua Temkin • Liner notes by Jeff Fleenor • Radio & Promotion by Kristal “Blue” McManigal • Retail by Jeff Fleenor • Delta Groove Business Affairs by Malcom Wiseman