(Blind Rope) 9 tracks
Some people think the blues is simple. But if you look at today's times of - again - rising racism, national extremism and exclusion, you will understand how topical the blues and Sir Oliver Mally's new album are.
Together with his band - Alex Meik (b) and Peter Lenz (dr) - and the illustrious guests Ian Siegal (voc, gt), Raphael Wressing (Hammond B3) and Hubert Hofherr (harp), 'Tryin' To Get By' is the - successful - empathetic attempt to shake things up. Not a trace of clichés or even ingratiation.
A record whose musical and emotional depth sets a highly uplifting counterpoint to current reality. Simplistic? No way!
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