Catfish Keith | If I Could Holler

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If I Could Holler

by Catfish Keith

World-touring acoustic blues veteran Catfish Keith is one of the most exciting country blues performers of our time, singing and playing foot-stomping, deep delta blues and roots music, sliding on Nationals and string-twanging on acoustic guitars.
Genre: Blues: Acoustic Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. If I Could Holler
4:57 $0.99
2. Pack My Little Suitcase
3:33 $0.99
3. The Cuckoo
3:49 $0.99
4. Malted Milk
4:16 $0.99
5. Rock Me
4:55 $0.99
6. Losin' Out
4:13 $0.99
7. Big Fat Woman
2:30 $0.99
8. Gonna Live That Life
5:56 $0.99
9. West Indian Waltz
2:37 $0.99
10. Cross The River of Jordan
4:08 $0.99
11. Nineteen Birddogs
4:02 $0.99
12. My Gal
4:42 $0.99
13. Jitterbug Swing
6:21 $0.99
14. Satisfied, Tickled Too
2:53 $0.99
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Album Notes
New! "If I Could Holler" CD (FTRCD010) 2007
Catfish's brand new disc of deep blues and roots originals and timeless country blues gems pulses with life and demonstrates why he's been one of the most original voices in the world of acoustic blues guitar for over three decades. From the hypnotic, rolling 12-string opener "If I Could Holler" to chiming, rattling acoustic guitar twang-outs like "Gonna Live That Life," Catfish takes his unique vision of solo guitar, vocals and stomping feet to new heights. This is his 11th solo album, recorded live in the studio, ringing with pure heartbeat rhythms, expressive, virtuoso guitar and infectious, soul-deep lyrics, played on four different Nationals and two acoustic guitars.

"For Catfish Keith, the resonator guitar is an organic extention of his body, an instument he plays intuitively and with absolute authority. Manhandling Delta vamps, artfully fingerpicking rag-influenced Piedmont patterns, and languidly chording ballads, Catfish is one of the premier prewar-style guitarists recording today." - Living Blues


Blues singer, songwriter and bottleneck slide guitarist Catfish Keith has established himself as one of the most exciting country blues performers of our time. Catfish's innovative style of foot-stomping, deep delta blues and American roots music has spellbound audiences the world over.

A two-time W. C. Handy Award nominee for BEST ACOUSTIC BLUES ALBUM, Catfish has ten NUMBER ONE independent radio chart-topping albums to his credit, and packs houses from coast-to-coast with his dynamic stage show. The 25-year veteran has toured the U.K. and Europe dozens of times to wide acclaim, headlining major music festivals, and appearing with legends John Lee Hooker, Ray Charles, Robert Cray, Koko Taylor, Taj Mahal , Leo Kottke, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Johnny Shines and many, many others.


"Known to work his audiences to the bone, Catfish Keith is the real acoustic blues king!" -Rock 'n' Reel

"Breaking New Ground for Blues, Catfish Keith is a solo revelation." -The Guardian

"Pulling Blues Out of The Sky, Catfish lays down a foot-stomping groove. One of the most exciting guitarists of any genre." -Acoustic Guitar

"One of the finest acoustic bluesmen in America. Every fan of acoustic blues should have all of his discs in their collection. Every record label in America should be engaged
in a bidding war. This man is flat-out spectacular!" -Big City Blues

"Catfish bends entire chords as well as the neck and body of his guitar to wrench emotion from his songs. Knock yourself out!" -Guitar Player



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John Lasseter

Is it even possible for this guy to make a bad album? Usually, a Catfish Keith record has 1 or 2 weak tunes, but these are overwhelmed by the dozen other barnstormers, each of which is worth the price of the whole thing.

Not here. There's no weak spot. "If I Could Holler" is my favorite, for the combination of soulful melody and grumbling slide guitar, but every track is just dead on! And this is album number 10, each one with just him and his guitar. Each one just gets better.

Keith has it all: amazing guitar chops, good musical taste, and a powerful voice. Definitely one of the best prewar blues revivalists out there.