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Showing posts with label ARSEN SHOMAKHOV. Show all posts
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Monday, September 16, 2019

Arsen Shomakhov - Rain City Blues - New Release Review

I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release Rain City Blues by Arsen Shomakhov and I really like it. Opening with a real nice blues track, Full-Time Lover with a strong swagger, Arsen Shomakhov sets the pace with his strong vocal and guitar work. With Kid Andersen on bass, Alexander Pettersen on drums and featuring Aki Kumar on harmonica, this is a super opener. Charged up, No More! is a great rock n' roller with Andersen on piano and harmony vocals. Excellent! Taken down a notch, Women and Whiskey has a great feel. With a loping rhythm, stylish guitar and solid B3 playing by Andersen, it's one of my top choices. Instrumental guitar shuffle is really slick with a thorough workout on guitar with tight rhythm by Pettersen. Boogaloo! is another favorite with funky bass and key work by Andersen. Get ready to dance! New Orleans flavored Sitting On A Fence is a cool jazzy track with nicely blended vocals and snappy drum work by June Core. Shomakhov's vocals are real cool and his guitar playing crisp. Very nice. Wrapping the release is a country flavored instrumental, Hello Little Bird with Shomakhov alternating between picking and slide with a droning note. It has a really cool sound and is a great closer.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Let Me Be Your Romeo - ARSEN SHOMAKHOV


Arsen Shomakhov, Russian singer & guitar player extraordinaire, in the past five years has become a major force as a blues artist, performing for Russian Federal TV, Moscow's legendary BB King Club and blues festivals throughout Russia, Norway, USA and Canada. In 2007, after performing at the Arkansas Blues & Heritage Festival, Arsen Shomakhov was announced as the Best Emerging Artist by the Sonny Boy Blues Society. In 2008 Arsen Shomakhov moved to Vancouver, where he formed the Arsen Shomakhov Trio. His new album entitled "On the Move" was released on Blues Leaf Records in July 2010 and reached #1 in the Canada Roots music charts and #2 in the American top 50 Blues Chart for the week of August 6, 2010 (source: rootsmusicreport.com). In November 2010 Arsen was nominated New Artist of the Year by the Maple Blues Awards Blues Review testifies: "Shomakhov's singing is strong and his excellent guitar work pays rare attention to tonal variety and to creating strong rhythms as well as fleet-fingered, inventive solos.
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