Get this crazy baby off my head!


The Pauline York Band


The Pauline York Band - Muddy Water - 2004 - Billy Goat

“Tight yet casual, she walks the wire between blistering blues belter and edgy singer/songwriter with remarkable aplomb.” - Blues Revue. “The young lady sings (and plays!) the blues with gumption.”- Guitar One. “Call her an old blues soul trapped in a young white girl’s body.” - The Daily Times, Maryville, TN. “Pauline York stands higher than most of her colleagues, male or female. She should rank, without any doubt, among the discoveries of the year in Europe.”- Bluesnews. “The young guitarist proves to be a fiery performer…” - Living Blues. "She’s the kind of blues woman that isn’t content in standing with just a mic, preferring to pick up a guitar and lay down some searing leads." - CD Baby. "…One little package of dynamite that can work a guitar from one end to the other, and her voice follows every note." - Blues Society of the Ozarks

When Pauline York from Joliet IL, began playing around Chicago in 1997, she impressed people with her unique style of American Blues and Roots Music. Pauline and her tight band play pure, "honest to God", no frills rootsy blues, and rhythm and blues, with a little bit of funk on top, and played with real panache. In her early teens, Pauline embraced the "Texas sound", and dug further back into the blues styles of artists like Jimmy Reed, and Freddie King. Playing in Louisiana, she was strongly influenced by Cajun music, and in Memphis she received a strong injection of Stax Soul. "Muddy Water" is a "potpourri" of all these musical styles and sounds, and it's great to hear another blues conservationist playing with sincerity and a real love for her music. P.S: This has got to be one of the worst album covers of all time, but "Never judge a book by it's cover"! Buy her "Blackberry Wine" album for more great roots soul blues


1. Leaving Trunk - J. Estes
2. Home to Lafayette - P. York
3. Someone Like You - P. York
4. Muddy Water - P. York
5. Sing It - Egan
6. Thirteen Minutes - P. York, J. Billmeier
7. Satisfied - P. York
8. Your Love is Like a Cancer - S. Seals
9. Keep Loving Me Baby - O. Rush
10. Someone Else - P. York
11. Security - O. Redding, M. Wessen
12. Early in the Morning - L. Hickman, L. Jordan, D. Bartley
13. Cherry Pie - P. Boudreau, M. Sklar, M. Banks, J. Josea, M. Phillips


Pauline York - Lead & rhythm guitars, lead & harmony vocals
Nick Moss - Lead Guitar, Harmonica
Jim Billmeier - Bass
Bobby Scumaci - Piano, Organ
Greg Campbell - Drums
Doug Lee - Harmonica


Chicago-based guitarist, singer, and songwriter Pauline York burst upon that city's healthy club scene in the late 1990s. York became enamored with Texas blues as a teenager and she explored the roots of that music, which led her to recordings by Jimmy Reed and Freddie King. Her sound today is influenced by equal parts Texas blues, Cajun flavorings, and Memphis soul blues. York has released three albums, Blackberry Wine in 2002, Muddy Water in 2004 and most recently, Get Down and Ride. On Muddy Water, York and her bandmates render distinctive covers of Son Seals' "Your Love Is Like a Cancer," Otis Rush's "Keep Loving Me Baby," and Otis Redding's "Security." York and her band cover Muddy Waters and Mike Bloomfield and Nick Gravenites on their third release, including in the mix a number of spry original songs. York and her trio, known as the Pauline York Band, have shared stages with the likes of Paul "Wine" Jones, Tab Benoit, and Chicago's own Lonnie Brooks. © Richard Skelly, All Music Guide © 2010 Answers Corporation http://www.answers.com/topic/pauline-york#Discography_d_ans


A.O.O.F.C said...


p/w aoofc

Anonymous said...

Great album some very good guitar and the vocals are out there.

Someone like you reminds me of Buddy Holly's "Peggy Sue"

Thanks for the share



A.O.O.F.C said...

Howzitgoin' Rhod. Glad you liked album. I knew there was something in there that reminded me of something else. You hit the nail on the head with Buddy Holly. Thanks, Rhod. TTU soon

bluesisbest said...

Great voice. You are showing me the way.
Thanks again.

A.O.O.F.C said...

Thanks, bluesis. These bands make a laugh of what's masquerading as music today! TTU soon