Starting the blues calendar with a
bang in January 2018, Let It Go feels like a homecoming. After all,
this latest studio album sees Bernard return to Ruf Records: the iconic
German label that was created in 1994 to serve as a home for his father,
the much-missed Chicago heavyweight, Luther Allison. Just as
significant, Let It Go also found Bernard recording in the birthplace of
the blues – Tennessee – and returns his sound to ist raw fundamentals,
on 12 songs that hold up without embellishment.
Let It Go was recorded
at Bessie Blue Studio, Stantonville, Tennessee, with legendary music
producer Jim Gaines, recalls Bernard. We made the decision to not flood
the CD with keyboards or horns, to go back to the true basic rhythm
section sound – and to show more mature songwriting.
Article properties: Bernard Allison: Let It Go (CD)
The blues musician from the USA was born on the 26th of November 1965 in Chicago. Bernard Allison is no less than the son of blues legend Luther Allison, whom he accompanied on his tour in 1989. In 1990 he released his first solo album The Next Generation. By 2017, Bernard Allison has released 18 albums and 2018 is followed by the next album entitled Let IT Go.