Silent Partners — Tony Coleman (drums/vocals), Russell Jackson (bass/vocals) and Jonathan Ellison (guitar/vocals) — boast more than a century’s worth of experience playing the blues. Their individual resumes include stints with B.B. King, Albert King, Bobby Blue Bland, Johnnie Taylor, Otis Clay, Denise LaSalle, Matt “Guitar” Murphy and a host of other blues heavyweights.
But Changing Times on Little Village is all Silent Partners. Their blues comes from a deep well, with the band having a keen feel for the rhythm of each song and the ability to play only the notes that need to be played. It is a simple, straightforward musical attribute, yet too often rare in today’s blues recordings.
So sit back and enjoy the benefit of listening to real blues guys playing real blues music.
What the critics are saying:
“Changing Times is as good a set of blues as I’ve heard this year.” — Blues Bytes
“This Little Village Foundation release feels like cool blast of water from a fire hydrant on a hot summer day.” – Blues Junction Productions
“Front-to-back, this is modern blues with solid rhythmic sensibilities, soaring guitar ventures, rousing vocals, and great sound throughout. Not to be missed!” — Curt’s Blues
“A searing set of contemporary blues.” — Red, Hot ‘n Blues Music Review