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Catfish Crawl

by Catfish Keith

World-touring acoustic blues pioneer CATFISH KEITH takes his foot-stomping, string-twanging Delta blues and roots music to new heights with this, his 18th album, CATFISH CRAWL.
Genre: Blues: Acoustic Blues
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1. Catfish Crawl
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2. Go Back to Your Used to Be
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3. Bella Mina
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4. Dixie Darlin'
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5. Don't You Call Me Crazy
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6. Ramblin' Blues
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7. Little Pal of Mine
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8. Willie Mae
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9. By the Waters of the Minnetonka
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10. Memphis Morning Train
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11. Turn Your Money Green
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12. Banana in Your Fruit Basket
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13. What's the Matter Now
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Album Notes
World-touring acoustic blues guitar pioneer CATFISH KEITH takes his foot-stomping, string-twanging Delta blues and roots music to new heights with this, his 18th album, CATFISH CRAWL.

This album showcases his singular solo style, tackling a ragtime tickle dance, hypnotic Mississippi Hill Country
pieces and even a trip-inducing Bahamian fantasy from prohibition time. A big handful of original songs are
played on a passel of groaning guitars, with reimagined gems from Jessie Mae Hemphill, The Carter Family,
Johnny Shines, Furry Lewis, Big Bill Broonzy, Jim & Bob (The Genial Hawaiians), Bo Carter and Cannon’s Jug Stompers.

Catfish was born in East Chicago, Indiana in 1962. Since his teens he has been traveling the globe, spellbinding audiences
for four decades. He continues to take his unique style of country blues to stages throughout North America, the UK, Europe and Asia.

He has been nominated for three BLUES MUSIC AWARDS for BEST ACOUSTIC BLUES ALBUM, and considered for multiple GRAMMY AWARD nominations, and has been inducted into the IA BLUES HALL OF FAME. All of his albums have charted and hit NUMBER ONE on radio stations around the world. He has performed with legends Ray Charles, John Lee Hooker, Robert Cray, Johnny Shines, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Leo Kottke, John Fahey and many, many others.

A Note from Catfish:

Alright! Welcome to this, my 18th album. This record was a satisfying journey. It’s a mix of several original songs as well as favorite classic pieces, some freshly worked up, and a few that I’ve known by heart, for decades.

My process of discovery comes from a lifetime of digging way down deep in the treasure trove of the best Delta blues, old time country songs, gospel, and even down island pieces. Songs I wrote recently, and going back as far as a dozen years. Penny found some of my songbooks in the back room, and there were a bunch of fully formed songs I had written, and halfway forgot about, all ready to go. I didn’t change a word, just turned them, again, into music.

A lot of my songs come from, or are inspired by, scratchy old records, from the earliest days of blues, jazz and folk music. Not only great guitarists and singers like Big Bill Broonzy, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Johnny Shines, Blind Blake, Bo Carter, and Furry Lewis, but also exciting bands of the day such as the Nassau String Band, Cannon’s Jug Stompers, The Carter Family and much more, all arranged here for solo guitar, vocals, and feet.

The music I fell in love with as a kid is the same music that I play today. The sounds of the ngerpicked acoustic guitar still fuels my re. Before I knew it was just one person making all of that sound, one guitar sounded to me like several, playing bass, rhythm, melody, harmony, counterpoint. I gured if I could just get a little of that sound, I would be over the moon.

I had the revelation to make music my life’s work when I was fteen, sixteen years old. Since then, I haven’t looked back. It’s been a fantastic life so far.

I recorded again at the wonderful Flat Black Studios, with our main man, Luke Tweedy. He makes it so easy, getting the very best quality sound, I couldn’t be happier. This is our fth project with Luke and long may we continue. We always have a ball doing it, laughing our asses o , and man, he just makes it sound so dang good. Thank you, Luke!

Biggest thanks of all, for the endless love and support of my Manager, Sound Engineer, and Pres. of Fish Tail Records, my beautiful wife, Penny Cahill.

Penny and I have been traveling the world together for over 30 years, taking the music as far as we can, and have been able to live a life that dreams are made of.

I hope you enjoy this album as much as I enjoyed making it for you.

yours truly, Catfish



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