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Rain City Blues

by Arsen Shomakhov

Produced by Kid Andersen and recorded at Greaseland Studios "Rain City Blues" consists of 10 original tracks written by guitarist Arsen Shomakhov covering a stylistic range from rocking blues and boogaloo funk to r&b and rock'n'roll.
Genre: Blues: Guitar Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Full-Time Lover
4:29 $0.99
2. No More!
3:11 $0.99
3. Sunset Beach
3:13 $0.99
4. Women and Whiskey
4:15 $0.99
5. Strolling in San Jose
3:09 $0.99
6. Rain City Blues
3:49 $0.99
7. Boogaloo!
3:09 $0.99
8. Three Arrows
3:34 $0.99
9. Sitting on a Fence
3:33 $0.99
10. Hello, Little Bird
1:54 $0.99
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Album Notes
A Maple Blues Awards nominee, Canadian guitarist, songwriter and singer Arsen Shomakhov is an electric blues performer truly dedicated to the style’s roots yet never hesitating to borrow means of expression from other genres.

He established himself as a blues-devoted virtuoso musician in his native Russia making it to the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis in 2005 and winning the new talent contest at the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, AR in 2007.

His new album produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Kid Andersen at the Greaseland Studios, in San Jose, CA includes 10 original tracks covering an impressive stylistic range from rocking blues and funky boogaloo to r&b and rock’n’roll with ska-shuffle-reggae and jump blues in between.

The album entitled “Rain City Blues” (Arsen currently resides in Vancouver, BC) features a group of brilliant musicians including
Kid Andersen on upright and electric bass, Hammond organ, piano, vibraphone and background vocals, Alexander Pettersen (tracks 1-5) and June Core (tracks 6-10) on drums, and guest harper Aki Kumar on the opening track.

"Shomakhov's strengths are his formidable guitar playing across the spectrum of blues and r&b styles, his songwriting and his knack for finding good obscure material to cover. ”

“ His excellent guitar work pays rare attention to tonal variety and to creating strong rhythms as well as fleet-fingered, inventive solos. ”

“ His approach is not flashy guitar overkill but an economic restraint in which feel and tone count for more than dexterity.”



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