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Dark Road Piano

by Shrimp City Slim

Solo blues piano & vocal recorded live to CD in an old Charleston (SC) church . Fresh original songs performed with honesty and a sense of humor by a mainstay of the Carolina blues tradition.
Genre: Blues: Piano Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Buy My Music While I'm Still Alive
3:15 $0.99
2. Broom & Hose
2:58 $0.99
3. Go Back to New Orleans
3:17 $0.99
4. Dark Road
4:33 $0.99
5. Places I Can't Go No More
4:01 $0.99
6. (We Should Be) Naked
3:05 $0.99
7. Just Space Between Us
4:10 $0.99
8. Depart / Arrive
2:49 $0.99
9. Esta Casa Azul
2:29 $0.99
10. Enjoy the Ride
2:56 $0.99
11. I Need a New Emotion
3:46 $0.99
12. Home & High
3:45 $0.99
13. Oaks
2:41 $0.99
14. Say Goodbye to Charleston
4:23 $0.99
15. Hawke's March (instrumental)
3:00 $0.99
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Album Notes
"Dark Road Piano" is Charleston, SC-based bluesman Shrimp City Slim's eighth album release and his first solo project (simply acoustic grand piano & vocals), cut live one sultry afternoon in an ancient church in historic Charleston, SC.

This intimate set is comprised of fifteen new original songs, including the first versions of "Enjoy the Ride" and "(We Should Be) Naked".

Though still leading his band from coast-to-coast and overseas, Shrimp City Slim is spending more & more time performing as a solo artist. (e.g. recent solo tours of Poland/Germany/Holland, south Florida, France).

Just a man & his piano..."Dark Road Piano" is the best representation of what this appealing artist sounds like up-close-and-personal.



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Christine T. (Sebring, FL)

Best blues piano
I bought this one as a souvenir of the piano blues festival in Lauderdale. Cool stuff and
a lot of feeling. Some of the songs are funny, some are poetic, all feature some pretty intense blues piano. Love it!

Blues Revue (Oct/Nov '06)

Thought-provoking, solid
Sonics are good and compositions are solid, particularly the in-the-wake-of-the-hurricane tribute "Go Back to New Orleans", the thought-provoking "(We Should Be) Naked", and the 'en espanol' blues "Esta Casa Azul".

Kay and Bob

Walking down the dark road to the blues
For fans of blues piano - this one really lives & breathes. Great original songs, love that Charleston flavor, too. "Say Goodbye to Charleston" should be the new anthem of the Holy City restaurant scene.

Norman Darwen (Blues & Rhythm, UK)

A mastery of the older (blues) styles
Shrimp City Slim has been a champion of the blues from his base of Charleston, South Carolina for many years now. Every now and then, he slips out an album of his own. He has a mastery of the older styles and a knowledge of the more modern 'singer/songwriter' style presently popular in the contemporary blues scene. Here, he mixes the two intelligently in a programme of fifteen original numbers...a nicely different CD.

Arthur Shuey (Blues Source)

Uniquely listenable...a flawless, exciting blues pianist
Uniquely listenable...Shrimp's a flawless, exciting blues pianist who knows how to hammer the keys until his audiences respond. Get to know the man through these songs.

Adam Gussow (formerly of Satan & Adam)

After listening to "Dark Road Piano"
I enjoyed our duo gig in Charleston in June; thanks again.
After listening to "Dark Road Piano", now I know why you
are working so much...nice.

Billy Bop Review (Belgium)

Songs that make your feet tap, body shake & put your mind at ease
It was awhile since I heard from him, but (Dark Road Piano) is certainly worth the wait. These are songs that make your feet tap, body shake & put your mind at ease...music that is sunny, occasionally swamp, danceable.

Brenda Barbee (Roots Music Report)

Remarkably talented blues pianist...entertaining!
Shrimp City Slim is a remarkably talented blues pianist who can readily get his listeners into the music. An entertaining blend of music...something you can really enjoy.

Blues News (Germany)

A good dose of boogie woogie & ragtime
A little bit of Fats Waller, some Randy Newman, and a good dose of boogie-woogie and ragtime...fifteen original songs that never grow tiring, featuring some great lyrics.

Al from Charleston

Dig this kind of piano blues & hip songwriting
Bought this at one of Shrimp's gigs and have almost worn it out.
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