Ron Campbell & The Blues Busters | The Main Event

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
B.B. King Eric Clapton Joe Bonnamassa

Album Links
Official Website

More Artists From
CANADA - B.C.

Other Genres You Will Love
Blues: Electric Blues Blues: Jazzy Blues Moods: Featuring Saxophone
Sell your music everywhere
There are no items in your wishlist.

The Main Event

by Ron Campbell & The Blues Busters

Blues with a jazzy flavor - featuring male vocals, electric slide guitar, piano/organ, saxophone, and harmonica.
Genre: Blues: Electric Blues
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
just a few left.
order now!
Buy 2 or more of this title's physical copies and get 10% off
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. The Blues Is a Friend of Mine
3:52 $0.99
2. Laid Back Lover
3:35 $0.99
3. Since You Left Me Baby
5:53 $0.99
4. The Main Event
4:21 $0.99
5. If the Train's on Time
3:21 $0.99
6. Nothin' Better to Do
4:21 $0.99
7. Last Day in Disneyland
3:57 $0.99
8. Luck of the Draw
4:57 $0.99
9. A Little Too Long
3:57 $0.99
10. Delivery Man
3:20 $0.99
11. Meaning of the Call
3:33 $0.99
12. Ben's Bounce
4:36 $0.99
13. In the Wind
4:22 $0.99
14. One Heartbreak Too Many
4:35 $0.99
15. Lone Star
3:26 $0.99
16. Don't Forget to Smile
3:00 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The bLUES bUSTERS, from Powell River, BC, Canada, were founded in 2003. Led by guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Ron Campbell, the band also includes Dennis Fox (bass, vocals), Ted Durnin (sax, vocals), and Neko (drums).

The Main Event (Ron's sixth album) is 16 original songs recorded and produced at Ron's own Dirt Road Studios. Guitar-based electric Blues is the bLUES bUSTERS' main thing, but within that category the style and mood changes quite a bit from tune to tune. There are relationship songs (beginning of a relationship, love songs, and breakup hurtin' songs), and lots of good-time party tunes.

DETAILED TRACK NOTES:
1. The Blues Is A Friend Of Mine (written by Ron Campbell)
Ron: lead vocals, guitar, keys, harp, drums
Dennis: bass
Ted: sax


2. Laid Back Lover (written by Ron Campbell)
Ron: lead vocals, guitar, keys, harp, drum programming
Dennis: stand-up bass, bg vocals
Ted: bg vocals
* Previously released on Ron and Dennis's 2014 EP "In The Wind", but here with new lead and background vocals and piano part, remixed and remastered.


3. Since You Left Me (written by Dennis Fox)
Dennis: lead vocals, bass, sax solo
Ron: guitar, keys, cigar box guitar, harp, drums
Ted: sax lines


4. The Main Event (written by Ron Campbell)
Ron: lead vocals, guitar, keys, chromatic harp, cigar box guitar
Dennis: bass, bg vocals
Ted: sax, flute, bg vocals
Walter Martella: trumpet
Neko: drums


5. If The Train's On Time (written by Ron Campbell)
Ron: lead vocals, guitar, drum programming
Dennis: bass, bg vocals
Ted: piano, bg vocals
* Previously released on the EP "In The Wind", but here with new piano part and background vocals, remixed and remastered.


6. Nothin' Better To Do (written by Dennis Fox)
Dennis: lead vocals, guitar, bass, sax
Ron: keys, drums, bg vocals
Ted: bg vocals
* Previously released on the EP "In The Wind", but here with new background vocals, remixed and remastered.


7. Last Day In Disneyland (written by Ron Campbell)
Ron: lead vocals, guitar, keys, harp, drums, drum programming
Dennis: bass, sax
* Previously released on the EP "In The Wind", but here with new lead vocals, new guitar solos, new harp solo, and with an additional new middle section.


8. Luck Of The Draw (written by Dennis Fox and Ron Campbell)
Ron: lead vocals, guitar, keys, drum programming
Dennis: bass, bg vocals
Ted: bg vocals, sax


9. A Little Too Long (written by Ron Campbell and Laura Buechler)
Ron: lead and bg vocals, guitar, keys
Dennis: lead and bg vocals, bass
Ted: bg vocals
Neko: drums
* This song was previously released on the bLUES bUSTERS' 2011 album "Bust Out!", but this is a completely new recording.


10. Delivery Man (written by Ron Campbell)
Ron: lead vocals, guitar, keys
Dennis: bass
Ted: sax
Neko: drums
* This song was previously released on Ron's 2001 album "Pure Blues Guy". This is an all-new recording.


11. Meaning Of The Call (written by Dennis Fox)
Dennis: lead vocals, bass
Ron: guitar, keys, drum programming


12. Ben's Bounce (written by Ron Campbell)
Ron: harp, ukulele, guitar, keys, bass
Ted: sax, flute
Walter Martella: trumpet
Neko: drums
* Ron originally wrote this jump blues tune as an exercise for one of his harmonica students.


13. In The Wind (written by Dennis Fox)
Dennis: lead vocals, acoustic guitar, bass
Ron: slide guitar, keys, bg vocals, drum programming
Ted: bg vocals
* Previously released on the EP "In The Wind", here with new background vocals, remixed and remastered.


14. One Heartbreak Too Many (written by Ron Campbell)
Ron: lead vocals, guitar, keys, bass, drums
Dennis: bg vocals
Ted: sax
* An acoustic version of this song appeared on the album "Pure Blues Guy". This is a brand new recording.


15. Lone Star (written by Ron Campbell)
Ron: lead vocals, guitar, keys, drum programming
Dennis: bass, bg vocals
Ted: bg vocals


16. Don't Forget To Smile (written by Ron Campbell)
Ron: lead vocals, guitar, keys, harp, drum programming
Ted: sax
Glen McMurray: bass
Gino Cosentino: piano
* This song appeared on the 2011 album "Bust Out!", sung by Glen McMurray. Here, Ron sang it and Ted added a sax solo. Remixed, remastered.

Read more...

Reviews


to write a review

Blues Matters Magazine (UK)

CD REVIEW BM96
Albums like this always cause me a wee problem. My gut instinct is to say that these guys sound like a pub band and, whilst that is true, that should in no way put you off seeking The Main Event out because it is a fine album, most enjoyable and the band are good quality musicians. I think what I am trying to say is that perhaps these sixteen cuts lack a certain amount of polish in terms of production which was all done in-house by Ron himself. The latter is fairly straight ahead no frills and probably what the band wanted in their heads. However, going back to my gut I would have preferred to have recorded them in full flight in a hot sweaty club somewhere with a receptive audience and atmosphere a plenty thereby capturing the true essence of the band and then it would have really been a cooking set. So having seemingly written this album off what we have are sixteen tracks all originals from a close knit Canadian foursome augmented by three guests players. As far as the material is concerned the ideas are sourced from all aspects of that four letter word love. Add in a few rocking tracks that would be good to dance around to in a pub. Standout cuts for me were Nothin’ Better To Do, the jump jive of Laid Back Lover, Ben’s Bounce (an instrumental work out), and the bluesy soulful Since You Left Me Baby. They even stray, and successfully I want to add, into rapping territory on part of Last Day In Disneyland. Ok as I said not perhaps the best produced, which I appreciate takes money, album you’ll find but enjoyable none the less.
Read more...