We had very similar ideas how to go about the album, and Bottleneck John made a great selection of songs and with a good variation. On many tracks we also hear his blues brothers playing grand piano, Hammond organ, Wurlitzer, resonator & upright bass, percussion, fiddle, mandolin etc.
With a fantastic voice and great slide guitar playing on all his resonator guitars - just have a look below or in the LP-booklet!! - this album is Bottleneck John´s debut on Opus 3 Records.
We are fortunate to have a very unusual and unique blues album, with so much authenticity and inspiration from the first half of the 20th century, when many legendary blues musicians were active.
In the LP-booklet, you find a lot of background and history of both the songs and the instruments used on the album, which is not that usual nowadays.
- Jan-Eric Persson, Opus 3
Bottleneck John: Voice, 6 & 12-str. Resonator & Acoustic Guitars,
Banjo, Mandolin, Electric guitar, Foot Stomp & Kazoo
Mattias Nordqvist: Grand Piano, Hammond Organ & Wurlitzer
Kent Ögren: Resonator & Double Bass
Lars Åstrand: Mandolin & Fiddle
Mattias Olofsson: Percussion
Stefan Swén; Harmonica
Karl Eneland: Tuba
Patrik Idell: Guitars