Slushy Blues 3:120:00/3:12
HOLLY HYATT and JON BURDEN
Based out of southern BC, Indie blues act, Holly Hyatt and Jon Burden released their 3rd official release on Flood Plane Records to rave reviews and chart topping success - # 1 on the International Roots Music Report Charts for Acoustic Blues and # 12 for top blues albums of 2016 (RMR).
Formerly known as Holly and Jon and billing themselves primarily as an acoustic act, they showcase the electric side of their music with the new album, “Shufflin’ The Blues", released in September of 2016. By plugging their instruments in and adding a percussionist, the sound of the duo leans more towards that of the west side Chicago blues trios of the early 60’s (Otis Rush and Magic Sam). Recorded live in front of an intimate audience, the result is a 9 song tour de’ force that pays tribute to Chicago Blues, Delta blues and home style original blues.
Holly Hyatt takes the lion’s share of the lead vocals while simultaneously anchoring the bottom end with her solid, shuffling bass lines, allowing Burden to lay down some tasty and fiery lead guitar work. Add to this a consistently rock steady percussionist/drummer, and you have the recipe for “Pure Smokestack Lightening", with Holly’s voice soaring from deep inside the well of Aretha Franklin and Eva Cassidy”.
Hyatt and Burden work as an acoustic duo, electric trio or quartet and have played on shows with award winning artists such as, Harry Manx, David Gogo, Paul Reddick, Jeff Healey, Colin James, Jim Byrnes, The Trews, Ruthie Foster, Sonny Rhodes, Anson Funderburgh, Little Charlie Baty, Mark Hummell, Los Lobos, The Sheepdogs and the legendary, Leon Russell.
Michael Doherty’s Blues Blog, USA http://michaelsmusiclog.blogspot.ca/2016/09/holly-hyatt-and-jon-burden-shufflin.html
“Jon’s guitar playing is impeccable. Ringing like the proverbial bell throughout. Holly’s scat singing is pure delight as well. They hit on a winning formula with exactly what a live set ought to be”.
Sheryl and Don Crow, Nashville Blues Society, USA https://donandsherylsbluesblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/18/holly-hyatt-and-jon-burden-review-s
“Hyatt’s voice and Burden’s guitar is a match made in heaven. Their music formula is simple and essential and that is the real secret to this very inspired live performance. One of the most original and vibrant surprises of 2016”.
Giovanni Pilato, UK http://www.bluebirdreviews.com/albums/732-holly-hyatt-and-jon-burden-shufflin-the-blues.html
"Together they are quite the package. In fact, they are the package! Holly has all of the notes, and sings them effortlessly. Jon is an extraordinary guitar player!" Smoky Mountain Blues Society, TN, USA http://smokymountainblues.org/wp/holly-hyatt-shufflin-the-blues/
“The CD highlight is “Come On In My Kitchen” by Robert Johnson, who wrote the song in 1936. Scads of singers have sung it since, but Holly and Jon really tear it up and add something new. Hyatt and Burden’s ‘Shufflin’ the Blues’ is a down home good time.” Mike Greenblat, The Classical Arts, New York, NY, USA http://www.theclassicalarts.com/articles/40847/20161017/blogarrhea-great-new-music-vancouver-texas-puerto-rico-toronto-brazil.htm