ACOUSTIC GUITAR SHARES FIRST MP3 FROM 'TALKING GUITAR,' OUT MAY 8
Longtime Cantabridgian and Blues Music Award winner Paul Rishell, who sat in with Howlin' Wolf at a club in Inman Square in the '70s and is a patriarch of the Boston blues and folk scenes, will celebrate the release of his new album 'Talking Guitar' (May 8 / Mojo Rodeo Records) with a concert May 6 at Temple Isaiah in Lexington, MA. Rishell will be joined by longtime musical partner Annie Raines on harmonica, Jesse Williams (Duke Robillard, Joe Louis Walker) on bass, and other special guests to be announced. The event will kick off with a reception catered by Blue Ribbon Bar-B-Que
Acoustic Guitar Magazine , whose review of the album is forthcoming, shared the first mp3, a rendition of Lead Belly's "Fannin' Street (Mr. Tom Hughes Town").
'Talking Guitar' also sports interpretations of songs from the repertoires of Blues Hall of Famers Skip James, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charley Patton, and others in addition to two Rishell originals.
A Rishell guitar pupil, Susan Tedeschi recorded an "unplugged" version of Paul's "Blues on a Holiday" with Paul on guitar. With Raines, he has opened for Ray Charles, Asleep at the Wheel, Susan Tedeschi, Leon Russell, Dr. John, and John Sebastian. They were also featured members of the J Band, led by John Sebastian of the Lovin' Spoonful.
WHO: Paul Rishell and Annie Raines
WHAT: Album release show for 'Talking Guitar'
WHERE: Temple Isaiah, 55 Lincoln Street, Lexington, MA
WHEN: 6pm, May 6, 2012
TICKETS: $20, via Brown Paper Tickets