West Kootenay blues duo Holly and Jon are making some waves on the international blues scene, garnering rave reviews overseas and airplay in international markets.
Entitled 1929, their new album has been reviewed in magazines such as Blues in Britain, which called the album “a delight. Such is the quality of the self-penned originals that you could be forgiven for thinking that fine old classics had been unearthed.”
Creston blues fans can enjoy songs from the CD when Holly Hyatt and Jon Burden visiting the Snoring Sasquatch on Sept. 18.
Holger Peterson, of CBC’s Saturday Night Blues fame and the head of Stony Plain Records, has aired it on his Natch’l Blues show — the longest running Canadian blues program. Tony King of CKUA radio in Edmonton called it “A rich tapestry of Canadian roots music.”
The Blues Underground Network and New Blues Canada gave the album a glowing review and a five star rating. The album entered the Blues Underground Network charts for July 28 at No. 4 and became the blues/blues rock album of the week for July 28.
In August, six tracks from the album were added to the playlist on Blues Debut, an online radio station out of Colorado that plays only the latest in blues artists from around the world, 24 hours a day. The CD has been added to the playlists of KKFI in Kansas City and Texas Blues Radio (KNON) in Dallas, among other U.S. stations.
ITunes said, “Truly, whether you are a blues fanatic or not, this album is simply a work of beautiful craftsmanship and artistry. It is reminiscent of the genuine era of blues from the Deep South — it is earthy, political and sublime.”
Some Canadian radio stations have added the new album to their playlists, including the ATC Blues Network, CBC Radio, CFRO in Vancouver, CKUA in Edmonton and Blues and Roots Radio in Toronto. In the West Kootenay, it has been played on Make Room for the Blues on CJLY and the Bridge continues to play I’m A Woman from Hyatt and Burden’s first release, Big Wind on The Way.
Join Hyatt on vocals and bass, and Burden on slide guitar, acoustic guitar and vocals for an evening of tasteful acoustic blues, celebrating the release and continuing success of the new album.
Tickets are $10 in advance at Black Bear Books, Buffalo Trails Coffee House and Kingfisher Used Books, and $13 at the door, which opens at 7 p.m.; the show starts at 8.