Emanuel Casablanca – Strung Out On Thrills


Emanuel Casablanca - Strung Out On Thrills

Emanuel Casablanca – Strung Out On Thrills
Format: CD – Vinyl LP
Label: Vinyl Recording Group
Release: 2024

Release date: February 2, 2024

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Emanuel Casablanca is an outlaw-bluesman, a Brooklynite with a brave, modern style and a work ethic like none other. He doesn’t just want to keep the blues alive; he wants it to thrive

“Every roots-music genre has evolved,” said Casablanca. “It is not enough to just keep something alive; we should want it to thrive and to do so we have to think differently and get proactive about it.”

With his sophomore LP ‘Strung Out On Thrills,’ two feature films and a ‘24 Art Basel Miami show underway, Casablanca is an ideal example of an artist who possesses the ability, ingenuity, and the passion that drives him to succeed. He has worked with an array of A-list performers including bassist and producer Bill Laswell, drummer Daxx Nielsen, a prominent member of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honorees Cheap Trick, vocalist Bernard Fowler, a touring member of the Rolling Stones, bassist Doug Wimbish of the Grammywinning band Living Colour, guitar greats such as Eric Gales, Paul Gilbert and blues greats including Albert Castiglia, Kat Riggins, Grammy winner Jimmy Carpenter and many others.
To aid in delivery, Emanuel enlisted an exceptional cast of collaborators for Strung Out On Thrills. They include such notable colleagues as guitar greats Joanna Connor, Elliot Sharp and more.

As for his own intents, Emanuel states his case succinctly. “I feel a burning passion when it comes to making music, he declares. “I’ve felt that way as far back as I can remember. My ears are attuned to musical sounds and an absolute love of lyricism. What’s more, I’m inspired by so many musicians, different genres, poets, and performers. However, the message I want to convey in my music is more about emotion than anything else. I don’t overthink it. I just let the feelings take charge and wherever those sentiments lead, that’s the place my playing needs to be.

Website: https://www.emanuelcasablanca.com/

01. Dogshit (featuring Joanna Connor)
02. Strung Out On Thrills
03. Visceral (with Laurence Henderson)
04. Conniver
05. The Farm
06. King
07. Pistoleró (with Salvo)
08. Lass (featuring Joanna Connor and Kelli Baker)
09. Bastard
10. Morning Wood (featuring Elliot Sharp)
11. Pearl

Emanuel Casablanca | Guitar and Vocals on all tracks; KushKash on track 11
Julian Chobot | Bass on tracks 6, 7, 9 And 10
Sam Lazarev | Bass on tracks 1, 3, 8 And 11
Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II | Drums on tracks 2, 5, 6, 9 And 10
Max Freedberg | Drums on tracks 1, 3, 4, 8 And 11
Blaque Dynamite | Drums on track 7
Supremo Massiv | Congas on track 11; Tambourine on track 11
Joanna Connor | Guitar on tracks 1 And 2
Kelli Baker | Vocals on track 2
Laurence Henderson | Guitar on track 3
Eric Simon | Guitar on track 6
Sir Malcolm Jamal | Vocals on track 11
Ian Forde | Bass/Synth on tracks 2, 4 and 5
Elliot Sharp | Guitar on track 10
Poyraz Aldemir | Drums on bonus track
Cito Bass | Bass on bonus track
All Songs Were Written By Emanuel Casablanca