West Of Flushing, South Of Frisco Supersonic Blues Machine

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Label: Provogue

Genre: Blues

Subgenre: Bluesy Rock

Interpret: Supersonic Blues Machine

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  • 1Miracle Man04:23
  • 2I Ain't Fallin' Again03:30
  • 3Running Whiskey (feat. Billy F. Gibbons)02:40
  • 4Remedy (feat. Warren Haynes)05:43
  • 5Bone Bucket Blues03:13
  • 6Let It Be05:26
  • 7That's My Way (feat. Chris Duarte)04:52
  • 8Ain't No Love (In The Heart Of The City)05:26
  • 9Nightmares And Dreams (feat. Eric Gales)04:44
  • 10Can't Take It No More (feat. Walter Trout)06:12
  • 11Whiskey Time02:14
  • 12Let's Call It A Day (feat. Robben Ford)03:32
  • 13Watchagonnado03:49
  • Total Runtime55:44

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Supersonic Blues Machine heißt die Superband bestehend aus Schlagzeuger-Legende Kenny Aronoff, Bassist und Produzent Fabrizio Grossi und dem preisgekrönten Gitarristen und Sänger Lance Lopez. Featuring Billy F. Gibbons, Warren Haynes, Eric Gales, Robben Ford, Chris Duarte und Walter Trout.

Was mehr oder weniger zufällig entsteht, kann sich zu einer ziemlich großen Sache entwickeln. Vor allem dann, wenn Brüder im Geiste eine gute Idee gemeinsam mit möglichst vielen Gleichgesinnten in die Tat umsetzen. So geschehen bei "West of Flushing, South of Frisco", dem Debüt der Supersonic Blues Machine - eines Bandprojektes, auf das der Begriff Allstar Group gut passt. Entstanden ist dieses Album allerdings nicht in Überschallgeschwindigkeit, wie sein Name suggeriert. Ganz im Gegenteil: Es hat Jahre in Anspruch genommen. Mit von der Partie war zunächst der renommierte Schlagzeuger Kenny Arnoff, der in den 80er Jahren zu John Mellencamps Band gehörte und später im Studio für Iggy Pop, Bob Dylan, Bob Seger, Elton John und Glen Frey arbeitete sowie live unter anderem mit den Smashing Pumpkins, Bob Seger und Joe Cocker spielte. Hinzu kam Grossis langjähriger Freund und Koproduzent Serge Simic, der maßgeblichen Anteil am Songwriting für "West of Flushing, South of Frisco" hat. Vor allem Fabrizio Grossis enormes Netzwerk sorgte dafür, dass sich das Ganze mit der Zeit herumsprach und Stück für Stück wuchs. So ist mit Billy Gibbons, Walter Trout, Warren Haynes, Robben Ford, Eric Gales und Chris Duarte auf "West of Flushing, South of Frisco" nun eine repräsentative Auswahl all jener zu hören, die im zeitgenössischen Bluesrock Rang und Namen haben. "West of Flushing, South of Frisco" ist uramerikanisch, tief im Blues verwurzelt und dem Rock 'n' Roll fest verbunden - ein handfestes, starkes Statement. "Allen die hier mitgemacht haben, fühlen wir uns tief verbunden", sagt Fabrizio Grossi. "Wir sind eine Familie, und ich bin froh darüber, dass wir mit der Supersonic Blues Machine etwas hinbekommen haben, das für mich klingt wie ... - sagen wir mal: eine Mischung aus 'Exile on Main Street' und den Allman Brothers." Gar nicht übel für den Anfang, oder?

Supersonic Blues Machine

Supersonic Blues Machine
Real blues is the music of life experience. It is simple, but contains multitudes - feelings and knowledge accrued over decades. Collectively, the trio of musicians that make up Supersonic Blues Machine (SBM) have experienced more than three typical lifetimes. These world-class musicians have banded together in Supersonic Blues Machine, bonding in their love of this uniquely American genre and motivated by a desire to help its spirit evolve.

Fabrizio Grossi (bass/producer/engineer/wordsmith) worked his artistry in his birthplace - Milan, Italy - before migrating to London, Canada, New York, and currently Los Angeles.

Texan Lance Lopez (guitar/vocals) accrued at least one lifetime of experience before he was out of high school while playing bars in Louisiana and Florida. College came in the form of tours with R&B legend Johnny Taylor and blues masters Lucky Peterson and Bobby Blue Bland.

Kenny Aronoff (drums) has a resume that spans four decades and reads like a “Who’s Who” of roots rock legends, including John Mellencamp, John Fogerty, Eric Clapton, Jack White, Billy Gibbons, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, and Dr. John.

Supersonic Blues Machine stems from Fabrizio Grossi’s desire to return to his roots. “The blues is what makes me tick. It is the main ingredient of any successful musical recipe,” he explains. “It is like pasta in Italian food. You can add all the ingredients you like and any sauce, but the pasta is the core of the dish. I’m the chef and blues is my pasta.”

Like a great recipe, Supersonic Blues Machine adds carefully chosen flavorings to its blues stock. “Blues is my passion but my favorite bands have always been eclectic, like the Beatles, Queen, Toto, and Earth, Wind and Fire,” Grossi continues. “I wanted to apply their lessons to Supersonic Blues Machine, and my band mates totally get that.” Aronoff calls it “a blast from the past aimed at the future.” Says Grossi, “You will feel B.B. King’s presence on stage even though we might be wearing space suits.”

Grossi found a magical connection with Kenny Aronoff when the two toured as the rhythm section of Toto guitarist Steve Lukather’s side Jam band “Goodfellas.” The next step came when Lance Lopez contacted Grossi about working on the Texas guitar whiz’s new solo project. While they were recording, Grossi got a call from Billy Gibbons, whom he had met on a Los Angeles session. The ZZ Top guitarist had known Lopez as a young blues prodigy, and strongly suggested Grossi and Lopez join forces. It was the Reverend Billy G’s blessing that helped birth Supersonic Blues Machine, and a stronger imprimatur for a nascent blues-rock project would be hard to find.

The first tune recorded for the Supersonic Blues Machine project was “Running Whiskey,” written by Gibbons, Grossi, and Tal Wilkenfeld. It features Gibbons on guitar and vocals and helped forge the sound of this new blues-rock supergroup. “It had the twist on the blues that infuses all the other songs on the record,” says Grossi.

The guest guitarists on Supersonic Blues Machine’s debut West of Flushing, South of Frisco are not a random selection of famous names, but more like members of an extended family. “I have worked on projects with Warren Haynes [guest and co-writer on ‘Remedy’], and when he tours anywhere near Dallas, he will always have Lance sit in,” Grossi explains. Lopez and Chris Duarte (“That’s My Way”) have been friends for years, and the SBM guitarist grew up with guest Eric Gales (“Nightmares and Dreams”). Walter Trout (“Can’t Take It No More”) is yet another member of this blues fraternity who, despite battling health issues, was anxious to contribute to the project. Finally, Grossi describes Robben Ford (“Let’s Call It a Day”) as the “classiest guy” he knows. “All these people light up the room when they walk in,” he says.

European and North American tours are planned. “It was important for us to do this with people who can eventually join us live on stage when we tour,” says Grossi. “Every night will see different guests appearing. It will be like The Who’s ‘Magic Bus’ tour.”

Supersonic Blues Machine marks a new page in the story of three creative musicians with a history of lending their prodigious talents to others. “Here, the artist is us, no boss to follow or established identities to be maintained,” says Aronoff. “We’re writing our own book, and when you have been blessed and enriched by having collaborated with so many significant artists, your vocabulary gets richer.” Adds Lopez: “We’re mixing all the shades of the blues with our personal sound.”

An anonymous sage once said, “We used to sing because crying didn’t seem to help much.” The blues is not just about experience. It is about creating catharsis to help people through the hard times. “Everyone on this record has fought through their own personal demons,” says Grossi. “This is the redemption record.”

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