HALL OF SHAME
Release Date - Sept 15
1. First Time For Everything
Chris Cain - guitar, vocals, keyboards
OK, this is now the sixth Chris Cain solo release I have produced, not to mention his work with me on projects like the Ford Blues Bands' "In Memory Of Michael Bloomfield" CD, and I continue to be in awe of his incredible talent.
It might seem decisively unfair to the majority
of the musicians on this planet that so much natural skill, ability,
and creative energy should be found in just one person. But there you
As a guitarist/singer, Chris has been praised
by mentors like Albert King and peers like Robben Ford. As a song writer,
Chris is one of those unique individuals who has more of a problem stopping
the flow of ideas than getting them started. With the exception of his
"Cain does King" CD he has always written most of, if not
all of the songs on each of his releases.
When Chris and I got together at his house to
discuss the material for this CD he pulled out shoe box after shoe box,
each full of cassettes on which were ideas, partially developed, and
full songs. Most songwriters could only dream of creating this amount
of quality material in their lifetime and here it lay in shoeboxes.
Now on this CD people get to hear another side
of Chris. I talked him into playing keyboards on this project not only
because I think he is great at it but also because he has a feel for
his material that no one else can have and as a result he adds something
very special to the mix. His intro on "Hall of Shame" being
a good example.
You put it all together and you have Chris creating another unique and masterful work. Check it out. Listen to how what at first might seem to be just a slow blues is in fact quite a special slow blues. Listen to the words as they tell you a story, not just another "my baby left me" song. Feel the songs like "Stony Mountain" and how the music takes you to this special place that Chris has created. Listen and enjoy.
Produced By Patrick Ford