Big Daddy Wilson – Hard Time Blues

 

 

Big Daddy Wilson - Hard Time Blues

Big Daddy Wilson – Hard Time Blues
Format: CD – LP
Label: Continental Record Services
Release: 2021
Release date: September 10, 2021

Big Daddy Wilson, the well-respected North Carolina-born bluesman, who made his name on the European scene with acclaimed albums like ‘Love Is The Key’ (2009) ‘Thumb A Ride’ (2011), ‘I’m Your Man’ (2013), ‘Time’ (2015) and 2017’s ‘Neck Bone Stew’ has walked a winding road to finally come to record these ‘Hard Time Blues’.

With the release of ‘Deep In My Soul’ in 2019, Daddy Wilson felt his music and career had come full-circle in style. “I see it as a journey,” he said of his incredible backstory. “It’s the journey of a man who found himself deep in this beautiful music called the blues and finally, after 25 years, made it back home…
But the road did not end there, and Wilson’s new album is taking things even a few steps further:

“Hard Time Blues – Is a reflection of the time we are living in right now and all the anxieties that
life brings….Corona, Poverty, Injustice and other hardships. It also embraces the different styles of Big Daddy Wilson, Blues, Soul, R & B, Country and Gospel .

Like Willie Dixon says:” Blues is the Root, everything else is the fruit.”

My intent with this album was to show a more modern side of Big Daddy Wilson. To reach out a bit more, to use the Soul and R & B that has influenced me throughout the years. But I still wanted to be true to the blues and my spiritual roots.

The song “ HARD TIME BLUES” came to me by way of Eric Bibb and Glen Scott. A beautiful blues song, spiced with the spirit of Soul and R & B and blessed with the Mojo of Glen Scott. This song is also blessed with the Troubadour spirit: the story telling of the great Eric Bibb.

This album is full of LOVE, FAITH and HOPE, this is my TESTIMONY.
So I thought it be fitting to call the album” HARD TIME BLUES”. I just want to reach out to as many people as I can, with this message: put a little Love in your heart.….we need each other.”
Big Daddy Wilson

On Friday, May 28, 2021 we will be releasing the first EP with new tracks from the upcoming album by Big Daddy Wilson.

The third (bonus) track is a cover of the Dylan song Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright that Wilson did as a Corona/Covid in between thing for youtube.

The two album tracks: Hard Time Blues and Maybe It’s Time already hint to the new musical direction that Big Daddy Wilson has gone with his producer Glenn Scott.

 

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