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by Andy Lesters Bluetrain

Unmissable blues and folk tinged Rock n Roll. Andy Lester knows how to tighten his grip, not let go and produce a gem of an album. If you like your music pure and raw you'll love Weatherman. DOWNLOAD - SINS OF THE FATHER - FREE!!
Genre: Blues: Harmonica Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Sins of the Father
5:29 $0.50
2. Magic Girl
3:29 $0.50
3. Weatherman
4:02 $0.50
4. Piece of Your Love
2:15 $0.50
5. Down the Line
4:44 $0.50
6. Texas Walk
2:43 $0.50
7. The Highest Jumper
4:08 $0.50
8. Sweet Talker
3:44 $0.50
9. Get Your Hands Dirty
3:50 $0.50
10. Bill Chinnock Blues
0:57 $0.50
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Album Notes
Take Fresh Mid Atlantic Blues, add a little Rock, sprinkle with Folk and finally add a slither of Country, mix well and put in a hot emotional oven for 27 years. Well I guess that about sums it up. I finally had something to say....not in my DNA spreading 20's like most musicians, but in my mid life crisis ridden 40's........ah......much better material! This album boasts some of the cream of South Englands musicians, notably Al Clarke on Harmonica who's melodic approach to soloing and structure I will always be grateful for. Perry White on Keyboards who's quartet are regulars at the world famous Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club in London. Tony Rico who has lent his excellent horn playing to the likes of The Wailers, Desmond Dekker, prince Buster and the Specials. Katie Bradley who is a new rising star in the British Blues scene. A BIG thank you goes to my old 'muckers' Graham Jonston and sean Mcgran for driving the engine. My background is simple, Hendrix, Peter Green, anything on Blue Horizon and Chess. I've played with Mungo Jerry, supported the likes of Dr Feelgood, Joe Jackson, Geno Washington drunk far to much beer and definitly eaten too many curries, ......but my love for 'real music' has endured and I've finally had the courage to commit my music to CD. If you like your music to have a spontaneous and live feel, played by 'real musicians' hopefully you should enjoy this CD. Cheers!



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Bluesbunny Independent Music Review

No Frills blues rock splendour!
devoid of any unnecessary interference from meddling technology - is as good a modern British blues album as you're likely to hear in the coming years.

Alan Clackett

Quality blues-rock spiced with guts and heart
No glitz, no fuss, just down-to-earth, honest-to-goodness blues-tinged rock’n’roll. Weatherman is the kind of music that is the bedrock of the live scene. Even on CD, Andy Lester’s Bluetrain knows how to grab hold of an audience and slowly but surely tighten its grip. Blues like Piece Of Your Love are drenched in the sweat of honest toil. It may be a cliché but it’s still true, only a band that has learned its craft and paid its dues will sound as tight and solid as Andy Lester’s Bluetrain.

Marvin Green - Arizona (USA)

What a great album this is!!
I bought 8 cd's from cd baby with 'Weatherman' but yours is the one I haven't taken out of my player and have gone around babbling to anyone who would listen(and some who wouldn't) about what a great album this is. As a long time listener to British blues I am very excited about your current crop of talent. Keep up the great work.

Harmonica World Magazine

..destined for my car stereo!!
Andy Lester's Bluetrain presents ten blues tinged singer songwriter original songs on a nicely produced and packaged CD. The interest for Harmonica World readers lies in the presence of fifty something man of Kent Al Clarke on harp throughout. Your eagle eyed editor had spotted that I knew Al back in the 60's and 70's and sent me the CD to review, I 'm glad that he did! I tend not to listen to harmonica music for pleasure (or for pain) too much these days, but I really enjoyed this one. Clarke plays single note diatonic both acoustic and amplified with a fine tone and excellent sense of ensemble playing. The well chosen phrases bring a lot of life to the finished product which is destined for duty in my car stereo.

there's a full length streaming of some of the tracks on MySpace and I'm sure you will be tempted to buy a copy - you could do a lot worse!

Laurence Garman

Rootstime Magazine

Catch the Bluetrain!
The CD begins with the strong bluesy 'Sins of the father', Al Clarke's extremely beautiful harmonica passages interwoven with Andy Lesters strong vocals. This is no ordinary 12 bar blues band,

Blues In Britain Magazine

Steamin' and Rollin'
The playing on this album is never less than tasteful, with a special mention for Al's Harp work. I especially liked "Down The Line" a straight bluesy rocker with a very tasty guitar break. An interesting first album from an experienced musician and his band.

Susan Chinnock

Bill Chinnock Blues
> Dear Andy,
> I am Bill Chinnock's fiancee. It was a surprise to see your song. A
> nice surprise. I am sure that Bill would have enjoyed the compliment.
> I miss him so much and it is great to suddenly see his name appear.


Rock \'n\' Reel - Magazine review Sept 08
Rock ’n’ Reel Magazine Review Sept 08
Category: Music

The first thing to strike you about Andy Lester is that, clearly, here is a guitarist who knows his trade. He lists his influences as Peter Green and Hendrix - no surprises there - but both his excellent rhythmic and melodic work put me more in mind of the more soulful stylings of the great Robert Ward. The second thing to strike you is the quality of his band. Blue Train have a rhythm section that are worth travelling a long way to hear. Graham Jonston on bass and Sean McGran on drums provide a solid and unobtrusive platform that simply invites the rest of the musicians to shine. The keyboard work of Perry White is exceptional, particularly on \'The Highest Jumper\' where a lush Hammond sound and beautifully judged piano neatly dovetail with Andy Lester\'s guitar. The real star of the album however, is harmonica player Al Clarke. The harmonica is not everyone\'s favourite instrument but Clarke\'s emphasis on a gentler country/blues style makes for an accessible and warm sound that adds real colour, texture and shade.

There is much to like and admire here - great musicians playing real music with a genuine sense of warmth. Weatherman makes a thoroughly enjoyable listening experience.

Tom White

Very cool!!
Really dug this album, stand out track Sins of the father, good to hear passionate music without a computer in site.

vicky mullins

Hi, sorry not quite a review but am buying this for my husband Ashley Mullins as a suprise. He went to school with Sean Mcgran and has been telling me what an awesome musician he is, cant wait to hear this cd!
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