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WESTERN CANADA'S THE BLUESLAND HORN BAND RELEASE 'SIX'



Western Canada’s The Bluesland Horn Band is an eight-piece group in the classic tradition whose members have graced the stages of festivals and shows throughout North America. The band’s repertoire of originals and covers ranges through styles such as classic Memphis-style R&B, blues, and second line New Orleans grooves with a touch of gospel and country swing. Blues fans may remember the band who toured through Western Canada from 1998 to 2004, releasing one album called 1st Street. The band was reformed in 2013 and released an album called Down In New Orleans which landed in the top 10 most-played blues album on Canadian radio for 2014. The album Radio Waves was released in 2016 and went to number one on the Canadian Blues Radio Network. The band has two pay-per-view tv specials to their credit and their fourth album Let’s Go Dancing was that summer’s #1 album for Canadian radio play in the roots/folk/blues genre. “ On June 16th, The Bluesland Horn Band will be releasing their sixth album, aptly titled SIX. Featuring ten original and refreshing compositions, SIX is a soulful and bluesy listening experience from start to finish. Starting with "My Old Truck", a swampy, sexy Louisiana-style love song, followed by "Creole Queen" a funky horn piece in celebration of New Orleans and their famous steam-boats. "Shuffle In the Attic" is a straight-up blues shuffle instrumental, while "Rock My Roll" is reminiscent of a steamy Rolling Stones vibe. "Keep the Devil Behind" presents an atmospheric blues chiller at the crossroads. The instrumental "Alley Shuffle" is an energetic straight-up blues shuffle, leading to a heartfelt blues ballad emanating from covid-based introspection called "Holy Water". Moving on to track eight, the up-tempo shuffle "Not Ready" is all about staying young with music. "Solitaire" is a gorgeous orchestral piece, inspired by the beauty of the hummingbird. The album closes with a story about a rebel leaving old ways behind called "So Long, Goodbye". SIX is an incredible release bursting with great lyrics, musicality, and vocals from this group of talented musicians dedicated to keeping blues music alive and well. www.bluesland.ca

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