| STILL EXPERIENCED - "Road
to nowhere" (PG Records SD 10290)
the new and herewith the 5th album of Still Experienced: Street date
1st October 2006
|| The decision, on our 4th album "crossroads"
(PG Records SD 10268), to add some original compositions and some
blues tunes to the Jimi Hendrix titles, was a good one.
And there are some good reasons for it. As the white British Bluesbands,
above all John Mayall and his Bluesbreakers, with guitar players like
Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page etc. where at the peak of their popularity
in the midsixties, Chris and me started to play apart from Jimi Hendrix
titles, also a lot of these blues tunes with our band "Island",
and we have been in our hometown Linz / Austria one of the first,
that played blues rock with strange instruments like violin and saxophones.
|After having received great feedback from
the medias and the audience, we wanted to go on creating our own titles
in the spirit of Jimi Hendrix and all other great Blues and R &
B musicians. Also the sales in Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium
and USA of the last record, were encouraging us to continue this way.
|The CD "Crossroads" was a first
crossing, where our ideas have met, and we couldn´t know
how they will develop. So we have been on a "road
to nowhere" as we started to realize this CD.
This "nowhere" is in the meanwhile a musically well
explored and familiar place in the universe for us.
The songs are telling stories from daily life, sometimes descriptive,
sometimes politically and critically. We played a concert together
with Doug MacLeod, the great blues and roots
musician from St. Louis, and he said to us: “blues is
the truth” and that´s what we tried to do.
||For this production we invited again great and excellent musicians
and we had a great time and much fun during the recording sessions.
Some will join us on stage, as a guest musician at our "road
to nowhere" tour in autumn 2006 and springtime 2007.
This CD documents also the collaboration with the Canadian singer
and organ player Jessica Vigneault. She toured
with us in springtime and autumn 2004. Through the year, we
recorded some titles with her, which we will release now, 2
originals and 3 Jimi Hendrix covers as bonus tracks.
Enjoy listen to the music - Peter Guschelbauer