8 Ball Aitken’s 10th Album SWAMP BLUES spent 12 months in the Australian Blues Charts in 2018 top 25. It reached #2 and was the a finalist for two Australian Blues Music Award nominations. Single ‘High Water’ went to #1 on the AMRAP AIRIT Radio charts 2019.
Swamp Blues was recorded at Yellow Dog Studios in Wimberley, Texas’ Hill Country. 8 Ball laid down his guitar tracks through analogue tape machine for the warm guitar tones. Prolific Oklahoma-native producer Dave Percefull was behind the big Trident console, JJ Johnson from Tedeschi Trucks Band played drums on the album, and legendary Austin musician Glenn Fukunaga played bass. Dallas, Texas songwriter Guthrie Kennard provided backing vocals on many of the tracks.”
“Swamp Blues is my salute to the rhythms and grooves of the Deep South and is my most stripped back studio recording to date. “Much of my USA touring is traversing between Texas, Tennessee, and Florida, travelling through Louisiana, home to the gritty, sub-genre sound I love the most and birth place of one of my musical heroes, Tony Joe White,” says 8 Ball.
“Of the 12 tracks, two were co-written with friend and 100% certified Texas Bluesman, Guthrie Kennard, and it was such a thrill to be creative partners on High Water and Mama’s Cookin”, 8 Ball adds.
Swamp Blues is available on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, or in our shop on CD, vinyl record, and cassette.
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