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Sonny Moorman : Live at the Cincy Blues Fest

by Sonny Moorman

this is classic Blues played, sung, and recorded the way it was supposed to be -- the Real Deal.
Genre: Blues: Acoustic Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Kind Hearted Woman Blues
3:41 $0.99
2. 32-20 Blues
4:14 $0.99
3. Bad Woman Blues
3:03 $0.99
4. Blue Mood
2:47 $0.99
5. Cincinnati Shuffle
2:57 $0.99
6. Amazing Grace
0:53 $0.99
7. As the Crow Flies
6:06 $0.99
8. You Got to Move
4:02 $0.99
9. Statesboro Blues
5:21 $0.99
10. Rollin' and Tumblin'
3:41 $0.99
11. Crossroads Blues
4:14 $0.99
12. Love in Vain
4:53 $0.99
13. Let's Work Together
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Sonny Moorman is a Cincinnati, Ohio based Blues guitarist and singer, and is a nine-time winner of the CAMMY award (Cincinnati Enquirer Newspaper), as well as the 2006 CEA Award (CityBeat Magazine). Moorman was signed to his first recording deal by 706 Records/Sun Studio at the 1994 Crossroads in Memphis, Tennessee. Since then he has played 300 nights a year and performed at regional festivals and clubs and toured the US with Easyriders Magazine, performing at all their events. Sonny and his band, the Sonny Moorman Group were semi-finalists in the 2006 International Blues Challenge, and their CD “Crossroads Motel” was a semi-finalist entry in the IBC’s 2006 Best Self-Produced CD competition.

here's a review from the Cincinnati Post November 16, 2006

Moorman soars unplugged on new CD
By Rick Bird
Post staff reporter

For almost 15 years now, Sonny Moorman has been known as the area's premier electric blues rocker. Now he can lay claim to one of the finest local acoustic blues artists around with a new solo set, "Sonny Moorman: Live at the Cincy Blues Fest."

Moorman has always done the occasional solo acoustic gigs but is more known for his classic electric guitar power trio with Marc Hoffmann (bass) and Dave Fair (drums). Moorman said he recorded his solo set at the July blues fest intending to use a couple pieces in a planned live double CD featuring the trio."It came out so good it got to be its own record," said Moorman, who indicated he still plans a double CD/DVD release with his full group next year.

Moorman is at his angsty best on classic blues tunes such as "Kind Hearted Woman Blues," "Crossroad Blues" and "Statesboro Blues," and he reworks a great version of his autobiographical "Cincinnati Shuffle."On the CD, he's much more experimental, using four different styles of guitars, including some great twangy, intricate work on a lap guitar for "Statesboro Blues."Moorman's such a sizzling guitar player we often forget what a solid vocalist he is. His slightly raspy, soulful vocals stand out as much as his guitar work."Doing the solo acoustic stuff has probably made me a better singer, because I've learned not to sing as hard," he said. "I have a little better control, a little nicer vocal timbre. Now, when I do the band stuff, I don't shout as much. I'm singing more and shouting less."

Moorman's behind-the-scenes co-star on the recording is Erwin Musper, the Dutch-born producer-engineer with world-class rock credentials (Van Halen, Scorpions), who settled in Northern Kentucky, building a home studio two years ago. Musper's engineering of Moorman's set is an incredibly warm and rich recording, not often captured on live projects.Moorman's CD is released on noted Macon, Ga.-based blues label Atlas, and Moorman has a management deal with Willie Perkins, the former Allman Brothers manager.



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Deadeye Dick

Live acoustic blues at its very best.
Yes, I love Sonny, but this is about this CD. Live at the Cinci Blues Fest is a one-take, one-man knockout from start to finish. If it's in-stock, buy it. If it's out of stock, order it and wait. You will be very pleased and glad that you did.

Gary Dreamcloud guitars)

Great blues
A truely great album. Seriously I have never written a review of a CD, but really wanted to for this one as I was really "knocked out" by it. I like great blues, and collect Buddaheads, Tinsley Ellis, Hot Tuna, Jonny Lang and Hugh Pool among others.Id never heard of Sonny, but put on the MP3 clips and knew Id have to buy the CD.
Its a clear recording,and intimate record of a show where Sonny as the the solo performer has the audience "in his hands" and they are all going to enjoy some great music. He covers some Robert Johnson, Tony Joe White and some of his own songs and they blend together well. His playing is exceptional as it is "right" for the song, every time, whether picked, or slide.I love it and have his other two available releases on order ( electric, with his band and sound really good.
No chance you could come to the UK Sonny?