25
Feb
13

CANADA’S SHAFTMEN PREPARE “GOOD STUFF” WITH NEW ELECTRIC BLUES, SOUL, R & B, ROCK..AND THEIR UNIQUE NORTHERN HERITAGE

shaft clowns 1

 

I think every album should be a progression that shows real growth”  I had related this comment to someone who asked why the band have took their time on our upcoming third feature full length album.

Fact is THE SHAFTMEN have always been moving into a groove not far from what Gary Clark,  Robert Cray, Bonnie Raitt, Tommy Castro and many American blues rockers have taken up.

That being songs reflecting Soul, R & B, Blues, and Rock.

After I had written the songs over the last 2 years  all of the band members Mike Charette, Joseph Di Marco, myself and Gilbert Boissonneault
had plenty of input on the arranging of the material

However, we still maintain our Canadian Northern Ontario Culture and Heritage. And that is completely unique.

Part of the growth had been asking other musicians to add to the sound we had heard when playing the songs in rehearsal and on stage. On three of the album’s tracks we used a horn section and arrangements put together by Monty Kirkpatrick. In addition we asked Steffany Venneri to add harmony vocals on about 5 songs.

Those features show up on the Blues and R & B tracks on the upcoming release.

We could not co-ordinate time schedules with Juno winner Jack De Keyzer which was our fault. The guys could not get time off during the work week when Jack was available.

I produced the album with Engineer George Witham who also mixed the recording and we believe this is our most cohesive album.

PURCHASE THE SHAFTMEN ON APPLE  ITUNES    https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/paycheque-blues/id365389443

Visit the band www.theshaftmen.com

JOHN EMMS is a veteran music journalist,  radio host and musician

Advertisements

0 Responses to “CANADA’S SHAFTMEN PREPARE “GOOD STUFF” WITH NEW ELECTRIC BLUES, SOUL, R & B, ROCK..AND THEIR UNIQUE NORTHERN HERITAGE”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


February 2013
M T W T F S S
« Dec   Mar »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728  

%d bloggers like this: