AN DIE MUSIK LIVE 409 N.Charles St, Baltimore MD 21201 Tel 410 385 2638
Saturday, September 10th @ 8 pm & 10 pm JAMES BLOOD ULMER (guitar & vocals) (plus Lafayette Gilchrist -solo piano) Tickets $20/$18
We continue the SPIRITS ENTERING series with an exclusive performance from a true American music legend! These rare performances will sell out...BOOK EARLY!!
Guitarist/singer James Blood" Ulmer has traveled down many unusual musical pathways in his career, collaborating successfully with such diverse talents as Ornette Coleman, Arthur Blythe and David Murray, guitarist/film scorer/world music maven Ry Cooder, and jazz legends such as saxophonist Joe Henderson and drummer Art Blakey, among many others. He has forged a distinctive style on his own recordings and in combination with other players.
Blood" is in the midst of a career revival-an artistic renaissance if you will. A new generation of music fans have discovered his music, while simultaneously longtime fans from throughout his 40-year career have shown a renewed fascination with the iconoclastic genius. His previous two recordings, Memphis Blood: The Sun Sessions and No Escape From The Blues: The Electric Lady Sessions led to much recognition, including a Grammy Award nomination, Rolling StoneMagazine Best Album" honors, a performance at Martin Scorsese blues celebration concert at Radio City Music Hall and high profile appearances with the likes of Government Mule, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks. On Birthright, his latest studio album, Ulmer goes it alone. It's just he and his guitar singing and playing 12 of the most stark, personal and spellbinding songs he's ever recorded. The blues hasn't sounded this fresh in a long, long time. It's clearly thework of an American music legend continuing to reinvent himself, while remaining as relevant today as at any point in his long and distinguished career.
.these dozen tracks sound like they were played by the holy offspring of Chuck Berry and Robert Johnson... by far the most personal blues album the guitarist has ever recorded." - Robert Fontenot, OffBeat Magazine
Ulmer's new CD, 'Birthright,' cements his standing as a leading interpreter of the blues. Reminiscent in spirit of blues legend Robert Johnson's seminal 1930s recordings, 'Birthright' offers a transcendent and edgy performance by the guitarist." - Andrew Schwartz, Washington Post
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