Photo Credit: Mark Maryanovich
Toronto-based bluesman Sugar Brown recently released his third album, It’s A Blues World (Calling All Blues), and today we are happy to help him unveil a live video of three songs, “Maggie Campbell”, “Brothers” and “Get Behind Mule”. If you have yet to check out Sugar Brown, this is the perfect introduction showing his skill not only as an exceptional blues singer but also as a stellar guitarist.
He explains his free-wheeling and idiosyncratic style this way:
“Each song here is a blues world. They go from country to urban, from the ‘30s to ’70s, but they are little worlds within the blues.” It’s A Blues World was recorded at Toronto studio Marquee Sound, with engineer Braden Sauder. Situated in an old movie theatre, the studio focuses on analog recording, Sugar Brown’s preferred form. “We recorded on two tracks, to quarter-inch tape,” he explains. “I brought in one piece of recording gear, a 1936 Collins mike pre-amp, and plugged in my vocal microphone through that.”
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