Blues & Grass (JD279)

  1. My Favorite Thing
  2. You Lied
  3. Recess
  4. My Prayer
  5. Queen Esther's Blues
  6. Watermark
  7. I'm Goin'
  8. Where Do All The Girls Come From?
  9. A Miniature Of The Bass
  10. I Can't Take It
  11. Papa Don't Know
  12. Sunnyland

This collaborative effort between Queen Esther, Charlie Burnham, Mark Peterson, Aubrey Dayle and guitarist James "Blood" Ulmer reflects a singular, down-home vision of the blues and backwoods roots music. Blues & Grass is less about jamming and instrumentalists and more about chant and incantation, about old-time spirituals and story-telling.


"There's so much slick beautifully played stuff out there that the relative rawness of the fiddle playing and guitar here are a refreshing change. You're quickly captured by Blood Ulmer's rootsy blues in the opening ˜My Favourite Thing' and then captivated by the walking bass that introduces Queen Esther's jazzy take on ˜You Lied', moving smoothly into a Blood Ulmer instrumental ˜Recess' and ˜My Prayer' with earthy fiddle contributing to Ulmer's heartfelt vocals."

- Hi-Fi+