Sean Riley & The Water “Stone Cold Hands”

Sean Riley & The Water "Stone Hold Hands"

    Artista / Grupo: Sean Riley & The Water

    Álbum: “Stone Cold Hands”

    Discográfica: Pugnacious Records / Mark Pucci Media / MAC Radio Promo

    Año publicación: 2024

    Fecha crítica: 05/2024

    Valoración: GREAT

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Singer, guitar player and songwriter Sean Riley releases an album to pay tribute to New Orleans music, the city where he has settled now. Riley is well known in French Quarter scene and around Crescent City, as well as in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama where he plays regularly, having also toured Europe and Australia.

Besides playing solo, Sean usually performs backed by his band, The Water, whose name comes from the fluidity their music and the chemistry among all the musicians who play together, communicate on stage.

This is their first full length album after having released an EP, and features nine own compositions, plus the version of “High and Lonesome…” coming from Jimmy Reed.

The recording becomes a tribute to the most genuine USA southern folk tradition and, of course, to the different Louisiana styles, which drive us to those country parties where dancing is never missing, with zydeco or cajun music, as well as fun, a good dose of beer and smoky barbecues, although sometimes, you can also feel certain sadness due to bad luck, the loss of love or hopelessness.

The band strength and professionalism are out of doubt. Sean Riley is on vocals and guitar, together with Dean Zucchero on bass and Mike Barras on drums. The album also features some guests like Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes on accordion and harmonica, Waylon Thibodeaux on violin, Phil Breen on organ and Tiffany Pollack on backing vocals.

It was recorded at the Rhythm Shack Studio in New Orleans under the supervision of Dean Zucchero and Jake Eckert, who managed to communicate the same good vibes that all musicians enjoyed while doing this more than interesting work.