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OPEN LETTER TO THE BLUES

12" LP & CD (2015)


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SIDE A

Changing Her Thinking


SIDE B

Your Old Standby




SIDE A

A Double Shot of Heartache

Forbidden Wine

Farther Than My Eyes Can See

It’s Such a Pretty World Today

I Regret It Every Day

That’s Why I Sing in a Honky Tonk

Open Letter to the Blues


SIDE B

I'm Walkin' Slow

We Have Strayed So Far Away

Followed Closely by My Teardrops

The Day I Let Him In

The Storm within My Heart

Dying a Little Every Day Is Killing Me

I'm Down to My Last Cigarette

CHANGING HER THINKING

7" Single 45 rpm (2013)

OPEN LETTER TO THE BLUES

Digital single (2015)


Open Letter to the Blues

Farther Than My Eyes Can See

  

TRUE LIES / LOOKOUT HEART

7" Single 45 rpm (2016)

True Lies

Lookout Heart

A couple years ago, I was touring in Europe when we played a really unusual gig.  We had been told we would be playing in Malmo, Sweden —a pretty big city— but when we got to the gig, it was on a farm an hour or more outside of town.  This was the middle of nowhere!


The place was called “The Barn” and they had concerts there with a band playing on an old flatbed truck.  The owner also owned a herd of American Buffalo that he kept in the next field over.  There were various industrial and farm vehicles everywhere, and we were shown an old school bus where we were supposed to sleep.  Wow, this was the country, man!  And when the sun went down, all these Swedish hillbillies started showing up.




It was in this setting that I first saw an amazing band who opened up for us that night.  They were called “The Country Side Of Harmonica Sam.”  Wow!  They were amazing!  They totally knocked me out.  Here in this perfect atmosphere, “The Country Side of Harmonica Sam” played late 1950s and early 1960s honky-tonk country like we had been transported in a magic time machine.  They were great!  They played and I could swear if I closed my eyes I was listening to George Jones, Faron Young, or Lefty Frizzell.  I was totally blown away.


I had seen Harmonica Sam play in other settings, and he's a great blues harmonica player and entertainer in his own right, playing with bands like the Domestic Bumblebees and other blues groups in Sweden.  But he sure has this “country side” of him—what a great singer and front man.  You would never guess that he was also a blues man, when he sings this stuff you could swear he grew up on a farm in Arkansas and ate biscuits and gravy every morning.  The “Country Side” of Sam is a major talent.


Now “The Country Side of Harmonica Sam” and his great band have recorded this album.  I think it's fantastic, and I think you will, too.  If you like the idea of getting in a time machine and landing in Nashville, Tennessee in 1959, then you need this album!  You won't be disappointed!


Deke Dickerson



New album out May 5 on CD and 12" vinyl LP!

El Toro Records.

A DRINK AFTER MIDNIGHT

12" LP & CD (2017)


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SIDE A

A Drink After Midnight

Cry Me A River

Empty Hours

Unjust Friends

Gotta Get You From That Crowd

Lookout Heart

Big City


SIDE B

Even At My Best

Blues Are Settin' In

Tears Don’t Stain

True Lies

I Will

Country Girl

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Liner notes, Open Letter To The Blues