ST. PAUL, MN — Red House Records is proud to announce the February 10, 2009 release of two new blues/roots classics from rock legend Jorma Kaukonen and his good friend and award-winning bluesman Guy Davis.
Jorma Kaukonen’s River of Time has a funky, organic feel that grew out of an ensemble recording he did at producer Larry Campbell’s studio in Woodstock, New York. Joining him were longtime friends and collaborators Barry Mitterhoff (mandolin, tenor banjo, tenor guitar and octave mandolin) and Myron Heart (vocals, upright bass) as well as Grammy winner Levon Helm (drums), Lincoln Schleifer (bass) and Teresa Campbell (vocals). Exploring his musical roots in rock and blues, this up-tempo album mixes original tunes with blues and country covers, all packaged in an accessible, radio-friendly manner that will appeal to folk, Americana and blues fans.
Guy Davis’ Sweetheart Like You is a classic mix of acoustic blues and soulful originals. Starting off with his unique take on the Bob Dylan classic, Guy takes you back to his home with songs about his family and about the hard paths life takes you down. Featuring a guest appearance by his son Martial, the album is alternately humorous and heartbreaking and shows why Mojo says that “no one puts together a tangier salad from the mixed greens of African American music quite like Guy Davis.”
Submitted by Red House Records