s/h - $3.00 ($5.00 outside USA)
Released in January
1999, Green Room Blues features 15 all-original tracks by talented
Blues musicians from Central PA, Eastern PA, and Northern Maryland.
Recorded entirely at the Green Room, this album features never-before-released
tracks which were recorded specifically for this compilation, and
Me Show You How It's Done", featuring Karl Williams with
The Canal Street Jazz Band.
their attempt to make a loose, general "History of the
Blues" Bob Welsh and Dale Wise have documented the recent
history of this region's hardest working blues bands. The artists
on this album have dedicated a large part of their lives pursuing
a form of music that, though not native to this geographical
region, has permeated almost all forms of popular music in this
century. And since the blues has never really been a "popular"
form, it speaks to the most basic, sincere emotions of humankind:
joy, sadness, sex, and the triumph over bad times.
-- Gerry Coleman,
from his foreword to Green Room Blues
Artwork by WILDNESS