Martin Schmidt – The Blues And Some Other Stuff
Martin Schmidt kicks the vocals up and lets loose with a series of impressive guitar features. He delivers in a range of styles and sounds, while his playing is expressive and disciplined, generating plenty of emotion. Having the skill to wield an axe is one thing, earning your living with music is another, but translating that talent into a successful and listenable album is something else again. Remarkably, Martin has achieved this with a set of his own material that's as original as any blues/rock based repertoire could be. The album opens with a Jimi-styled tune, then ventures into and touches upon many styles. A surprisingly good album from a guitarist with the right stuff!
1. While She Was Sleeping - 5:58 2. All I Ever Wanted to Be - 3:08 3. Tonight the Blues Came Over Me - 6:32 4. Slidin' South - 4:21 5. Jimi’s Lullaby - 3:44 6. Cruel World - 7:49 7. Super Babe Groove - 4:25 8. Spaghetti - 5:37 9. I've Never Been to Texas - 2:48 10. The Godfather - 4:22 11. Alligator - 5:03 12. Private Eye - 4:57 13. Rattlesnake - 7:01 14. Feelin' Blue - 6:14
Martin Schmidt (guitars) , Thilo Zetzmann (fender rhodes, Hammond, piano, synthesizers) , Christoph Herder (basso , Jens Biehl (drums)