Sugar Sweet - Mare Edstrom
Copyright © 2007 Spiritone Records
About the CD
Produced by Kenn Fox. All arrangements by Kenn Fox.
Named among the "Best of the Year" for 2007 by B-Side Records in Madison, WI!
Sugar Sweet - Midwestern blues vocalist extraordinaire, Mare Edstrom, charts new territory on this latest blues release, introducing elements of R&B, rockabilly, and soul to the mix. The album features spacious arrangements in a truly vintage format, borrowing production vibe from the warm 1950s sound. As with previous releases, Edstrom has dug deep and uncovered obscure gems from the past by such forgotten masters as Betty Everett, Ma Rainey, Julia Lee, Little Willie John, and Arthur Alexander. The album also gives the listener a taste of Edstrom's signature stripped-down country blues that she currently features in her live duo with producer/guitarist Kenn Fox.
This recording is packed full of steaming hot electric, acoustic, and slide guitar, sweet tenor saxophone, nasty blues harmonica, and thick, tasteful backing vocals. The album closes with a masterful rendition of Bukka White's gospel epic, "Fixin' to Die."
Highlights from reviews! (CLICK HERE to see full reviews)
"With every new CD of yours I am even more sure - on a field of modern blues female artists you are one of the most interesting and imaginative ones. Your new disc proves that so well - from song selection and gathering the right players in the studio, to arrangements and vocal performance, it is all good! I dig your take on the blues and I'm sure my listeners will dig it too!"
- Przemek Draheim, Poland
"...Very interesting. The titles skilfully revive and refresh old standards. An excellent idea, magnificently realized. I'm very pleased to broadcast your music, I'm sure my audience will appreciate it as I do. "
- Serge WARIN, Radio Canal Bleu, France