Wednesday, April 7, 2010

New guitar album of the week: Downchild - I Need A Hat - April 6th

I just love it when there's a new blues album out there. This week is Downchild's turn. This Canadian blues band has been around for more than 30 years and has been the recipient of multiple awards. Not to mention they're also credited with inspiring the Blues Brothers concept back in the '80s.

I guess their style can be categorized as traditional blues. They have a rich ensemble consisting of keyboards and horn section, in addition to the rhythm section and one guitar: Mr. Donnie Walsh. And since we're talking guitars, I can only say Mr. Walsh has such an enjoyable style (strat-sounding blues guitar style I should add).

"I Need A Hat" is a great blues album, with a variety of traditional blues styles. And of course, great guitar playing.

And you can get a taste of it here:


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