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Playing With Fire Drops 3/7/2020
Liz Mandeville is back after 3 years with a new album of 12 original tunes (and one cover) with an international cast of collaborators. Songs co-written and performed by Liz Mandeville and Guitarists Dario Lombardo (Italy) Peter Struijk (Netherlands) Big Dez (Paris) & Minoru Maruyama (Japan)
Special guest performances by Fiddlers Ilana Katz Katz, & Anne Harris, Guitarist Johnny Burgin, and Harp players Gilles Gabbisson (Paris) and Dizzy Bolinski (Chicago)
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The Stars Motel 10/2016
What happens when a great but lesser known national blues artist gigs in the Windy City and has to find their own rooms? In the case of these 4 artists they book a stay at The Stars Motel, aka, Blue Kitty's recording studio. The price of a room and hot meal is writing and recording 3 tracks with label owner and award winning songwriter Liz Mandeville.
These songs were co-written and perfomed by Liz and Guitarist Rachelle Coba (Miami) Dario Lombardo (Italy) Minoru Maruyama (Japan) and Scott Ellison (Tulsa) and a host of talented Chicago support players.
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Heart 'O' Chicago 8/2014
What started as writing songs for Chicago Blues singer Shirley Johnson became Liz Mandeville's 2nd release for Blue Kitty Music.
"Shirley called me and said she was looking for some original tunes for a Delmark project she was working on. So we hung out a few times and I'd seen her perform so I knew the style she was looking for. Some of these songs come directly from conversations we had. Shirley ended up having to have surgury so she never did the recording and I'd already demo-ed the rhythm tracks so I recorded them myself!"
With guest performances from Blues Hall of Fame Sax man Eddie Shaw, dynamic Joan Gand appears on both piano and B3, Guitarist/Entertainer Charlie Love sings two duets with Liz and Chicago Blues Harp Dizzy Bolinski makes his recording debut.
Clarksdale is the debut recording for Blue Kitty Music. It's a roots to the fruits collection of original songs that deal with life and all its complex situations. This is Liz Mandeville singing and playing her love for the wonderful history of the music she's chosen to express herself for the last 3 decades. From an a capella field holler, drenched in Gospel and hope to a Delta blues, Liz shows off her vocal and finger picking guitar chops. Liz joins slide guitarist Donna Herula, with whom she won the Windy City Blues Challenge, for three bluesy tracks. Liz's husband's military service gave her inspiration for the souldful A Soldiers Wife. Liz and Donna were in Memphis for a devastating flood and witnessed the politics of finger pointing which gave birth to the song Sandbaggin. Five of the tracks were recorded with Liz on Guitar, Darryl Wright on Bass and the Legendary drummer Willie "Big Eyes" Smith contributing vocals and harp as well as his signiture shuffle. The album starts with a spirited exchange between the three musicians. These were Willie's final recordings on this planet, in fact this record label exists because he insisted that we start it! Thanks, Willie.
13etty X - Electronic Dance Music
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13etty X music is available on all streaming mediums and for download only.