Friday, November 30, 2007

Feature CD

Each week we will try and present a weekly featured CD. Some will be new CD's, some will be ones we really enjoy that have been out for awhile.

This weeks CD is a new offering from The Zen Blues Quartet. We have two songs from this CD in our rotation "Let A Women Be a Women" and "Powerful Stuff". The following is from their press release:

Press release: 11/14/07

Zen Blues Quartet©, and Shunyata Records, is proud to announce the release of the Band's 2nd CD, "Again and yet again"!! Following up the well received debut Album "Zen Blues Quartet", this CD moves to another level altogether as a powerful and unique voice in Modern Blues Music!

ZBQ is:
Mike Finnigan - B3 and Vocals, (Jimi Hendrix, Etta James, Peter Frampton, Rod Stewart, Ringo Starr, Dave Mason, Joe Cocker, Bonnie Rait, Crosby Stills and Nash...), Steve Ferrone - Drums (Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Average White Band...), Tim Scott - Bass and lead vocals (Jack Mack, Tower of Power, Robben Ford, Stevie Wonder...) and John March - guitars, producer and mixer.

Zen Blues Quartet is comprised of some of the best session musicians, who have worked as sidemen for the some greatest Blues, Soul and R&B artists in the world. (Please see credits list below). Zen Blues was originally formed as an opportunity to play Blues the way the musicians wanted to, without being beholden to a Label or branded Artist. The first CD was done as an experiment in Art for the sake of good Art, and it did exceedingly well. The new CD is a tour de force exploration of Modern Blues. Like nothing you have heard before!!

Veteran sideman and B3 virtuoso Mike Finnigan has joined the band as the new Keyboard player and Vocalist extraordinaire!! Plus we have the LA Horns featuring: Bill Churchville on Trumpet, (Willie Nelson, Joe Cocker, Elton John, Rickie Lee Jones), Rev. Dave Boruff on Tenor and Alto Saxes (Everyone!! lol),, and Ed Wynne on Baritone and Tenor saxes. Plus many special guests sitting in on the CD, Marty Greb on Keyboards, (Bonnie Rait, Aaron Neville, Rick Danko), Curtis Salgado on Blues Harp, (Robert Cray, Steve Miller, Santana), Carmen Grillo on Backing Vocals, (Tower of Power and Sons of Champlin), and others!!

This is an explosive and amazing CD of Modern Blues and Soul music, with unbelievable vocal performances by Mike Finnigan and Tim Scott, great funky grooves and burning Guitar!!

If you need more information, or are interested in reviewing or interviewing ZBQ, please email us here or at The CD can be purchased directly from the web site as well