Ann Rabson | In a Family Way

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In a Family Way

by Ann Rabson

Ann's soulful vocals, Barrel-house piano and piedmont-style guitar featuring her musical family on violin, bass, trombone rhythm guitar and piano
Genre: Blues: Piano Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Little Red Wagon
2:44 album only
2. See See Rider
3:42 album only
3. I Can't Get My Mind Off of You
3:15 album only
4. Little Chickee Wah Wah
2:07 album only
5. Do Your Duty
3:23 album only
6. Blindsided
3:13 album only
7. Hopin' It'll Be All Right
3:45 album only
8. I'd Rather Be Alone
4:18 album only
9. Midnight Hour Blues
4:07 album only
10. I Want to Hop On Your Harley
2:22 album only
11. Go Where the Bad People Go
3:23 album only
12. Three Hundred Pounds of Joy
3:25 album only
13. A Better World
4:41 album only


Album Notes
Ann Rabson has performed blues, mostly as a solo artist, since her first paying gig in 1962. In the mid-1980s Ann joined with two friends to form the popular group Saffire. In addition to appearing on seven Saffire albums and, as a side person, on many other albums, Ann has released three solo albums, "Music Makin' Mama," (1997) and "Struttin' My Stuff" (2000) and "In A Family Way" (2004) to enthusiastic critical acclaim. Music Makin' Mama was nominated for two W.C. Handy Awards (now Blues Music Awards). Ann has been nominated as Blues Piano Player in 2007 and as Traditional Female Blues Artist of the Year seven times and her
composition "Elevator Man" was nominated for Song of the Year. In addition to touring with Saffire, Ann maintains an active solo touring schedule in the U.S., Canada and overseas.

Here's what the critics say:

Ann Rabson is a rollicking barrelhouse pianist, a respected
Piedmont-style finger picking guitarist and the kind of
songwriter that makes her rivals jealous. She's also blessed
with an immediately identifiable, husky contralto. . .


... she has what it takes to hang with the finest blues players
in the world... fine acoustic guitar work in a traditional blues
setting... a rolicking, good-time, r&b, boogie-woogie-blues


... best known for her stellar keyboard work ... is equally at
punching out serious licks on her acoustic guitar. Her broody,
smoky voice can belt out a lyric with the best of them.
Rabson's skills on the 88s are remarkably versatile.
It's a fact: The woman was born with the music in her heart and
in her soul.

-Blues Revue

... her precise and highly original fingerpicking ... shares
time with her romping barrelhouse piano stylings ...

-Acoustic Guitar

Characterized by a richly dynamic right hand and sprightly bass
figures ...


... rollicking ... her voice attains a newfound sureness and
aggression. Her piano ... fuses bluesy romanticism with street-
tough grittiness ... her lithe, Piedmont-laced fingerpicking
... a solo artist of power, grace, and

-Living Blues

...Rabson reveals herself as more than another revivalist jumping
on the acoustic blues wagon.

-All Music Guide



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