Brian Templeton

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Brian Templeton latest CD features Michael "Mudcat" Ward on Bass and Per Hanson on Drums. Collectively these two musicians have played on hundreds of Blues recordings, backing such legendary artists as James Cotton, Ronnie Earl and Hubert Sumlin, to name a few. On guitars, Templeton once again called on "Monster" Mike Welch and also recruited the great Kid Bangham (Fabulous Thunderbirds) for two guitar attack that really delivers the old school blues sound. Making special appearances are David Maxwell on Piano and Greg Piccolo, founding member and former front-man of the legendary Roomful of Blues on Tenor Sax. Scott Aruda on Trumpet and Travis Colby (of Roomful) on the Hammond B3 round out this killer ensemble. The disc features 7 songs penned by Templeton and some interesting covers. These include a full out Gospel version of Skip James' "He's A Mighty Good Leader" and a take on "Singin In My Soul" made popular by Sister Rosetta Tharpe both of which feature the great backing vocals of Boston favorites "The Family Jewels". Bloozin' runs the gamut of a many Blues styles. From Rockin' Blues to Jump and everything in between, Templeton's CD is sure to be a "must have" for Blues fans all over the world.brian templeteon

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