Dust My Broom (selection)

by Preston Shannon

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Preston Shannon has been, and still is, the uncrowned King of Beale Street for many decades. His soulful voice and inventive guitarplaying has made him the foremost representative of Memphis blues today and for many years to come. Hitting the world stage with 2 albums for Rounder Records' blues imprint Bullseye Blues in the '90s, Preston has toured the world enchanting audiences from small blues joints to big festival stages. Obviously that would include his residency in BB King's on Beale Street.

"Dust My Broom" is a tribute to Elmore James, spicing up Preston's powerful performances with some great slide guitar fills from Kirk Smitheart and

Michael Aarons. The 7 songs which also include Muddy Waters and Houd Dog Taylor originals were recorded with a stellar cast of Memphis musicians, showcasing all that made Memphis one of the leading blues cities in the world.

Preston Shannon can also boast an impressive European career. Part of this success can be attributed to his constant touring with Dutch top band Fat Harry and the Fuzzy Licks. A collaberation that has rocked many European festivals and that has also done some great radio-sessions. One of which is added to this album. 5 Songs as versatile as Shannon's original "The Way I Love You" or Prince's "Purple Rain" all get a powerful rendition proving that Preston Shannon is a major force in today's blues scene, be it in full Memphis Mood or in a live setting at a radio studio.


released February 19, 2014



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