Long Hard Road - Mick Reid Band, 2003 (EP)

 

Listen to:          Blue Funk                                  Stumpy’s Jump

 

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"This album has it's feet well heeled in the blues but doesn't get bogged down in it, throwing in a good variety of styles, including some great funk & soul."

 

"It's hard not to rave about this release - the fact that you can't pigeon-hole it is one of its greatest assets. It's got the lot."

 

"Tight playing, diverse subject material, and most importantly, the music itself - standard blues, rock'n'roll, funk, soul and boogie. My only criticism is its brevity - it's all over too soon! Highly recommended."

 

- Peter Cummins, The Blue Room

  3SER-fm, Melbourne AUS

 

Available at:  www.australianbluesfestival.com.au

Directly at:    LHR@mickreidband.com

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Here are just a few things Samuel J. Fell of Rhythms Magazine had to say about the latest release by Mick Reid:

 

“The Man is indeed a solid record, original in sound and scope, a fine example of Australian-based electric blues.”

 

“Beginning with the chug and grind of ‘Seems To Me’, The Man immediately stamps its intentions, letting you know straight up what you’re going to get - swampy grooves and melodic twists, razor sharp slashes of guitar, the thump and bump of a tight rhythm section, Reid’s voice riding the wave nicely.”

 

“What I like most about this record then, is that it isn’t a straight-down-the-line blues record. Of course, after even a cursory listen it’s easy to tell that blues is the base ingredient here, but it’s not 12 tracks of 12-bar - it bucks that trend and utilises the blues to launch off and do its own thing.”

 

“There’s a heavy rock’n’roll influence underpinning the whole record, there’s a distinct boogie to everything here, and given Reid uses both electric and acoustic guitars, it gives the record a scope a lot of other Australian blues releases fail to capture.”

 

“…definitely marks Mick Reid as one to watch on this blues scene of ours - solid effort.”

                            About the music...

Latest CD “The Man” available NOW!

Online at iTunes and the following locations:


www.australianbluesfestival.com.au

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Passing The Time - The Brian Fraser Trio, 2006

 

Listen to:          Can’t Judge A Book

 

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"See this crew live and chances are you will be joining the queue for this disc after the show.”

- Lee Howard- Melbourne Herald Sun

 

“...all played at the highest quality ensuring a fine example of southern style Australian blues.”

- Bluesletter - Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society

 

“Boston born Mick Reid's consummate Mississippi sax skills, although not used enough on Passing The Time, are magic none the less.”

- Sam Fell- Rhythms Magazine

 

Available at  www.australianbluesfestival.com.au

Check out some of the tracks from the new album The Man

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Seems To Me                                         Hey Now Baby                                                         The Man

 

I Got To Move                                         As The Crow Flies

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