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Train to Key Biscayne

by Peter Ward

Inventive fun blues, swing and retro rock n roll with guests Ronnie Earl, Sugar Ray Norcia, Michelle "Evil Gal" Willson, Johnny Nicholas, Mudcat Ward and Luther "Guitar Jr". Johnson. 12 originals yet they sound like hits from the 50s!
Genre: Jazz: Retro Swing
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Luther Johnson Thing (feat. Luther Johnson, Sugar Ray Norcia & Anthony Geraci)
4:19 $0.99
2. A Westerly Sunday Night (feat. Sugar Ray Norcia)
3:45 $0.99
3. When You Are Mine (feat. Sugar Ray Norcia)
4:53 $0.99
4. Train to Key Biscayne (feat. Johnny Nicholas)
2:41 $0.99
5. I Saw Your Home (feat. Michelle Willson)
4:56 $0.99
6. Blues Elixir (Ronnie's Here) [feat. Ronnie Earl & Sugar Ray Norcia]
4:06 $0.99
7. Supposedly
2:59 $0.99
8. Change (Ain't Never for the Good) [feat. Johnny Nicholas, Sugar Ray Norcia & Anthony Geraci]
3:29 $0.99
9. As Long as I Have a Chance (feat. Sugar Ray Norcia & Anthony Geraci)
2:59 $0.99
10. Coffee Song (feat. Michelle Willson)
3:29 $0.99
11. Something Always Slows Me Down (feat. Sugar Ray Norcia & Anthony Geraci)
4:30 $0.99
12. Anthony's Son
1:07 $0.99
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Album Notes
TRAIN TO KEY BISCAYNE is an exciting followup to Peter Ward's debut release, BLUES ON MY SHOULDERS which garnered rave reviews upon its release in 2017.
Ward, former guitarist for the Legendary Blues Band (Pinetop Perkins, Willie Big Eyes Smith, Calvin Jones and Jerry Portnoy) wrote 12 new blues, ballads and retro-style rock n roll — all with a fresh sound and '50s flavor.
Before they brought Peter into the band, the Legendary Blues Band were the guys who backed the great Muddy Waters. Hitting the road with those cats was like Blues 101 as the band crisscrossed the country in a van, traveling hundreds of miles each day to perform to delighted audiences at night. Peter learned then how to play a brand of unhurried unadulterated blues. Prior to that, Peter backed Jimmy Rogers, Junior Wells, Joe Beard, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Lowell Fulson, Louisiana Red and Sunnyland Slim. His blues philosophy is in finding an original way to play blues within a traditional framework.
TRAIN TO KEY BISCAYNE opens with a tribute Peter wrote to his hero, Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson, the former Muddy Waters guitarist. It's a song about Luther's own life. The album features Peter's friends, the renowned Ronnie Earl on guitar, Michelle "Evil Gal" Willson, Johnny Nicholas and Sugar Ray Norcia, all on vocals, and Peter's brother Mudcat on bass. Also appearing are Neil Gouvin on drums, Anthony Geraci on piano and the aforementioned Norcia on harp — all of the legendary Sugar Ray & the Bluetones — former John Copnlee keyboardist Hank Walther on piano, George Dellomo on drums, Bob Berry on bass, Aaron Gratzmiller on saxophone, Jiri Nedoma on piano and Keith Asack on bass and guitar.
The songs reflect joy, sadness, humor and everything in-between.
"Coffee Song," sung by Willson, is about serving piping hot coffee and pancakes in bed to the person you care about without worrying who does how much for whom. There's a story about road rage "Something Always Slows Me Down," persistence and love "When You Are Mine" and the journey we dare take to revive a friendship "Train to Key Biscayne."
Ronnie Earl called the record inspiring and Peter thinks his fans will like this album! He hopes to reach a wider audience with this new release.



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