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Blues renegade Charlie Musselwhite burned up the stage in NYC last night, playing with his smokin Sanctuary band-Charlie Sexton, Jared Nickerson and Michael Jerome-to an excited, appreciative sold-out crowd. The band previewed songs from SANCTUARY, Musselwhites powerful new album to be released April 6 on Real World/Narada. SANCTUARY takes the listener through the gritty territory of Musselwhites life, opening into personal themes of melancholy and darkness. Musselwhite, whose career spans 40 years and 33 albums, has plenty to say here, covering Ben Harper, Randy Newman, Townes Van Zandt, Sonny Landreth, Savoy Brown and Eddie Harris, as well as four originals. As Musselwhite commented in a recent interview in the NY Daily News (2/24), These are dark times. People need a refuge, a place they can sort things out and find some healing. I hope this record can be one of those places.
Charlie Musselwhite will now bring his legendary harp-playing to SXSW for a truly special one-night-only show at the Continental Club on March 19 at 11pm with fellow guitarist Charlie Sexton and drummer Michael Jerome, both of whom lent their masterful playing skills to SANCTUARY.
In recent years, his singing and guitar work have grown as assured as his harmonica work.
New Yorker 3/1/04
...the worlds greatest living blues harmonica player, is going to blow the roof off...and yes, there are only 10 little holes in that thing.
NY Press 2/25/04