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Showing posts with label Tim Bastmeyer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tim Bastmeyer. Show all posts

Monday, May 1, 2017

Tim Bastmeyer's All Star Blues Band - New Release review

I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Tim Bastmeyer's All Star Blues Band and it's got a cool flavor. Opening with What The Woman Does To Me, Tim Bastmeyer on guitar and vocal sets the pace for his newest release with an easy country blues pace. Joined by Julian Fauth on piano, Paul Reddick on harmonica, Sean Pinchin on slide guitar, James Thomson on bass and Cam De Latt on drums, a nicely woven tapestry of acoustics. Northern Boogie Blues has an unusual time signature giving it a less expected resolution. With You is a modern style blues built over a Lonnie Chatmon style track. A cool wandering electric guitar lead by Bastmeyer is nicely complimented by the slide work of Pinchin and the lush bass work by Thomson. Love Turns To Pain has the most primitive blues sound with Pinchin on slide and Fauth on piano under Bastmeyer's classic vocal style and Reddick's harp. One of my favorite tracks on the release is Funky Ten, a light funky jazz tune with lead acoustic guitar melody. Fauth lays out a real nice piano lead and Pinchin isn't far behind with nicely executed slide soloing of his own. Very nice. Wrapping the release is Rough Night At The Office, a cool, laid back track with perfect pace and Lou Reed like feel. Airey piano soloing and a smooth bass solo give this track just the right feel for a smooth closer to a cool release.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Blues Guitarist Tim Bastmeyer Teams With Seasoned Bassist Jerome Tucker for New CD

Blues Guitarist Tim Bastmeyer Teams With Seasoned Bassist Jerome Tucker for New CD
Set for release in Spring/Summer 2013, the new CD will feature the duo of Tim Bastmeyer on guitar and vocals and Jerome Tucker on bass and vocals.

To celebrate the impending release and yet to be announced tour dates, Bastmeyer and Tucker are offering two songs for free download from their ReverbNation page.

The First track, To The Moon features funky bass and vocals from Tucker and slick fretwork from Bastmeyer. The second track, Devil In Me features Bastmeyer's unmistakable vocals and guitar with tucker on bass.


Tim Bastmeyer is a Canadian blues singer/songwriter who started his musical career in 1986 and over the years has played and recorded with a number of different recording artists. He has performed throughout North America, as well as the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Scotland and England.  His most recent self-titled recording was released in late 2011 and was produced and engineered by Bastmeyer. resulting in significant airplay and reviews, reaching #34 on The Roots Report. Featuring Juno award winning blues artist Julian Fauth on piano, James Thomson on bass and Corey Richardson on drums, this release is much different than Bastmeyer’s 2010 recording,  a solo acoustic blues recording titled Graveyard. There are 11 tracks on the CD, featuring 10 originals and a cover of the blues classic ‘I’m Going Down’. It is a mix of hard blues with a rock edge and blues ballads.
 
When not out playing shows Bastmeyer can be found in Uxbridge, Ontario where he and his wife own and operate a music school and recording studio.
www.timbastmeyer.com
 
Jerome Tucker grew up in the Philadelphia area where he started playing music at the age of 7, playing drums at his local church and studying the violin and stand-up bass in school. Tucker started playing the electric bass at age 10 and by the age of 16 he was performing in clubs in the Philly area. During his time in the US Navy from 1983 to 1993 he had the opportunity to perform with Aaron and Ivan Neville throughout Alabama, New Orleans and the Southern USA. Tucker moved to Chicago in 1996 where he started hanging out at Buddy Guy’s Legends and had the opportunity to share the stage with artists such as Chico Banks, Lurrie Bell, John Primer, Lonnie Brooks, Son Seals, Koko Taylor, Larry McCray, Buddy Guy and more.
Prior to relocating to Canada in 2001, Tucker toured extensively throughout USA and Europe when he joined the Larry McCray Band. In Canada, Tucker continues to perform regularly in clubs throughout the Toronto area including performances at the Toronto Jazz Festival.  In 2010, Tucker won the Durham Region Music Society award for vocalist of the Year. He currently lives in Toronto and is preparing to record an album of his original songs.

 
 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Tim Bastmeyer's Self-titled Sophomore Release Getting Great Airplay and Reviews

Tim Bastmeyer's Self-titled Sophomore Release Getting Great Airplay and Reviews
"Canadian blues singer/song writer Tim Bastmeyer has put together a CD that is tightly structured musically, and rhythmically. The emphasis being on the song and the lyrics more than free wheeling displays of instrumental virtuosity."
- Robert Carraher, The Dirty Lowdown

Released in November, 2011 the new CD from Tim Bastmeyer made Gonzo Online's Best of 2011 list, coming in at #8.
"This is the follow-up to 2010’s sparse, solo acoustic and darkly beautiful Graveyard. Bastmeyer has come up with another winner. Despite the fact that this self-titled album is a band record, the songs are simple and spaciously arranged. It’s elegant, sparse and intimate, a fine blues record."
- John Kereiff

Bman's Blues Report CD Review

Tim Bastmeyer is a Canadian blues singer/songwriter who started his musical career in 1986 and over the years has played and recorded with a number of different recording artists. He has performed throughout North America, as well as the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Scotland and England. Bastmeyer is also a producer, engineer, and music teacher. He has produced award-winning recordings and engineered countless recording projects (music and foley). Tim has taught hundreds of young musicians to play guitar, bass and drums.
Bastmeyer will head out on a tour of Canada and several U.S dates in 2012 to support the new release.
Featuring Juno award winning blues artist Julian Fauth on piano, James Thomson on bass and Corey Richardson on drums, this release is much different than Bastmeyer’s 2010 recording, a solo acoustic blues recording titled Graveyard. There are 11 tracks on the CD, featuring 10 originals and a cover of the blues classic ‘I’m Going Down’. It is a mix of hard blues with a rock edge and blues ballads.


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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

New Release: Tim Bastmeyer - Self Titled - Review


I just got the chance to review the new self titled release by Tim Bastmeyer. The release is quite interesting composed of 10 original tracks and one track, "Goin' Down, penned by Don Nix. The release features Juno award winning Julian Fauth on piano as well as James Thompson on bass, Cory Richardson on drums and of course Bastmeyer on Guitar and vocals.

Bastmeyer uses his vocal delivery style, somewhat like Lou Reed, delivering poetic stories as tasty guitar and piano interludes dust through the mix over top of well thought out rhythm.
Bastmeyer will head out on tour of Canada and several US markets in 2012 to support this new release.
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