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Barrier Beach Blues

by Motu

This is the 12th CD from 2 time Billboard Music Award Winner, and IBC semi-finalist, MOTU recorded LIVE at the 2011 Barrier Beach Blues Festival featuring musicians who have performed with Bo Diddley, Johnny Winter, James Cotton, and other greats!
Genre: Folk: Folk Blues
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2. Smokestack Lightning
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3. Mann's Fate
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4. Ain't None of Your Business
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5. Erie Canal
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6. Death Don't Have No Mercy
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7. Good Shepherd
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8. Hesitation Blues
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10. A Better Day
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11. True Religion
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Album Notes
Updated NEWS 2012: This album is this year's selection by the LIBS for the Best Self-Produced CD Competition held by the Blues Foundation and awarded during the IBC in Memphis! You can read about it here:

"Barrier Beach Blues" is the 12th official release from 2 time Billboard Music Award Winner, and IBC semi-finalist, MOTU (Dr Richard Michelson). It is a very unique LIVE 32 track digital recording of MOTU and special guests performing at the 3rd Annual Barrier Beach Blues Festival July 2nd, 2011. What makes this performance so unique is that unlike MOTU's normal ELECTRIC Band Shows, this performance is a Rare 'One Night Only' Acoustic Show. So instead of driving drums and electric instruments, this MOTU band consists of acoustic & slide guitar, banjo, violin, harmonica, and bass giving it a true American "Roots" Folk and Blues feel. The mix of MOTU's signature blues vocals along with Dee Chetta's sweet vocal harmonies take the listener on a journey that transcends traditional acoustic delta roots, folk, and jazz.

The CD has a line up of some outstanding Long Island-NY musicians; many of whom have performed with very well known artists such as Bo Diddley, James Cotton, Johnny Winter, and others. Their musical stylings in this recording stand out as individual artistic compliments to MOTU's original compositions as well as the traditional classics performed.

Here is the list of musicians performing on this new album in Alphabetical Order:

Dee Chetta: Vocals

Lora Kendall: Vocals, Violin

Ken "The Rocket" Korb: Harmonica

Mark Loebl: Bass

MOTU (Dr. R.Michelson): Vocals, Slide Dobro, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo

MOTU's CDs have received RAVE reviews, and multiple awards. Here are just a few:

"The constant toothy presence of MOTU’s electric guitar is a tightrope walk across a pit of hungry gators in the tradition of blues greats like John Lee Hooker and Buddy Guy! "
-The Deli Magazine; Music Recipes from the Big Apple
"It doesn’t get any better than this! This is INDIE electric JAM-BAND music at its best!"
- The NYC Underground Muse Magazine.
"Such passionate, and impressive, music says volumes about the talent possessed by MOTU."
-Neufutur Magazine
"Dr Richard (motu) is a fabulous slide guitarist...the best part of an Oreo cookie...even without milk."
-GoodTimes Magazine
"The new one from MOTU is chock full of rockin' good blues. Pop it in the CD player and crank it up! "
- Jerry Schaefer, host of Graveyard Blues on Long Island, NY's ONLY Classic Rock Station 103.9 WRCN FM.
"This is a feel good and have a drink type of music. Thank you MOTU!"
-Skope Magazine
"This is the real deal: unfiltered, honest music that could easily resonate with anyone who’s experienced a rough road. MOTU’s tough, yet vulnerably aching sound is the stuff great American tales are made of" –Elmore Magazine
"It’s the magnitude of Michelson’s grasp of Blues music...whether he is playing his smooth slide guitar or honkin’ on his harp."
–Dig This Real Magazine
"Interpretive, talented and visionary are all words that can be applied to the stringed fluency of Motu.... The Blues Lives!"
– The Long Island Blues Society
"Dr. Richard Michelson, a formidable blues guitarist and very raw singer... we are talking some serious blues."
– Jazz.COM

BARRIER BEACH BLUES – MOTU (CD); ...Guaranteed to please your ears!



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