The new album 'Ironing Board Sam and The Sticks' features Toulouse University student guests Simon Arcache and Raphael Evrard making up “The Sticks.” This new project from the enigmatic blues legend will keep your toes tapping to soulful, bluesy tunes. Ironing Board Sam’s album includes 13 spontaneously created tracks on which you hear a very creative songwriter singing and backing himself off the cuff as his young devotees add their exuberant experience into this incredible session. Sam’s most recent albums, Ninth Wonder of the World Music and Double Bang, were released in 2012 and 2013, also on the Music Maker Label. Ironing Board Sam and The Sticks is scheduled to officially release through Music Maker Relief Foundation on August 12.
eMusic said, "'Ninth Wonder' is a superb album for anyone interested in
hearing a true maverick at work.... Here’s the most entertaining eight
tracks and nearly 22 minutes of blues-based music likely to be released
this year, and it should leave you longing for more.
Offbeat Magazine described Ironing Board Sam's 'The Ninth Wonder of the World of Music' as "a gem" in a profile last year.
In 2012 Sam was named “Comeback Artist of the Year” by Living Blues
Magazine, made a triumphant return to a packed tent at the New Orleans
Jazz & Heritage Festival, and released his second album on the Music
Maker label, Ninth Wonder of the World of Music. In 2013 Sam performed
at the Byron Bay Bluesfest in Byron Bay, Australia, released his third
album with Music Maker, Double Bang, and traveled for gigs all over the
USA. He was also named “Musician of the Year (Keyboard)” by Living
“This is the truest example of passing cultural tradition on; a veteran
of the blues partnering up with and mentoring blues musicians of the
next generation. Ironing Board Sam is amazing on this album – so are
Simon and Raphael – and you definitely need to listen to it,” said Tim
Duffy, Executive Director of Music Maker Relief Foundation.
The Sydney Morning Herald said of Sam’s 2013 tour in Australia with the
Music Maker Blues Revue, “Ironing Board Sam, 73 years young, sang like
his pants were on fire and attacked his keyboard as if it had sinned.”