This was a delightful find, the debut album from a Twitter follower from Virginia. He was taking part in our weekly DIY Music Chat and I happened to follow his profile links to find this really amazing soulful blues album and listened to it the rest of the day while I worked.
Elements of funk, soul, blues, jazz, and reggae fuel this really heartfelt album full of great songs with emotional vocals. It was just a treat to stumble across this album and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did, and I look forward to more from Seedpicker and his collaborators.
Standout tracks: Low Down Musician’s Blues, Lineman’s Dub, Bottle of Red
If you know me at all, you know I’m a fan of the blues, and one of my favorite modern bluesmen is Scott Colesby, whose one-man production is called So-Called Someone. With a steel guitar, a stomp box, and an iOS rig, he manages to sound ancient and modern at once, blending Chicago and Delta blues in a perfect fusion of old and new.
His catchy tunes are simple and authentic, driven by a finger-picked guitar and a gravelly growl tinged with self-reflective angst. The songs quickly get under your skin and make their home in the back of your mind. Scott has just released his 4-song debut EP called “To Hell or New Orleans” on iTunes and CDBaby, and it is excellent. I already can’t wait for the next one, absolutely pick it up if you dig the blues.
So-Called Someone is currently on a mini-tour with dates in Georgetown, Austin and Chicago to support the new EP. If you can’t make it there, you can find him playing locally in NOLA, and semi-regularly on ConcertWindow. Check his website and follow him on Twitter for updates.