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The Sean Chambers Band

The Sean Chambers Band - Live From The Long Island Blues Warehouse - 2011 - Blue Heat Records

Each of Florida-based blues guitarist Sean Chambers' three studio albums is on a different record label, so it may be that his fourth release, Live from the Long Island Blues Warehouse, which draws its repertoire from them, is a means of putting songs from the first two discs, Strong Temptation and Humble Spirits, on his current imprint, Blue Heat. In any case, it is a summing up of a talented if very familiar-sounding player whose guitar work is deep in the tradition of blues-rock as purveyed by Jimi Hendrix and, particularly, Johnny Winter. Chambers, fronting a trio that includes the rhythm section of bassist Tim Blair and drummer Paul Broderick (and with harmonica player Gary Keith piping up on "Love Can Find a Way"), plays forceful, quick-note leads on tunes that are often billed as originals, even if they sound like a lot of other blues songs. He favors fast tempos, but even when he turns to a slow blues like his cover of the Kinsey Report's "Full Moon on Main Street," he usually sticks to a fleet-fingered approach over the reduced tempo. He sings in a baritone with gruff edges, though not nearly as much of a howl as the voice of Johnny Winter. As with his predecessors, however, the vocals aren't really what matters, and Chambers dispenses with them on "Dixie 45" and "Hip Shake Boogie," the latter billed as a new, previously unreleased original even if, as its title suggests, it's really a jam on a time-tested blues structure. Sean Chambers may not be doing anything new on this live set, but his playing is sufficiently accomplished to satisfy blues fans who have heard others play in this style before him. © William Ruhlmann © 2013 Rovi Corp | All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/album/live-from-the-long-island-blues-warehouse-mw0002208482

If you want to play the blues, there is no better place to learn the craft than as the legendary Hubert Sumlin’s band leader and guitarist for five years, 1998-2003. Sean Chambers did just that before he struck out on his own for a solo career. He has shared the stage with such artists as Buddy Guy, BB King, Johnny Winter, Greg Allman, Otis Rush, Derek Trucks, Robert Cray, Pat Travers, Robin Trower, and a host of others. Chambers is a no-nonsense blues guitarist who combines the roots of Chicago, Delta, and Texas blues into one mix. The result is a hard blues sound that comes close to rock upon occasion. He has put together a good backing band to support his vocals and guitar virtuosity. Bassist Jeff Artabasy, drummer Paul Broderick, and blues harpist Gary Keith form a fine backing unit. His third album, Ten Til Midnight, released during 2009, was his commercial breakthrough release, as it appeared on the Living Blues Chart for three months and received extensive radio airplay. Part of the blues legacy is the ability to play live and so we come to the Sean Chambers Band's new release, Live From The Long Island Blues Warehouse. It combines songs from his three studio releases, several blues covers, and one new composition into a sometimes ferocious but always technically sound blues album. The lead track, “Dixie,” serves as a warm-up. It is a funky type blues instrumental where the band establishes itself as a tight-knit unit. It is followed by “Love Can Find A Way,” which introduces his growling vocal and guitar solos. “Full Moon On Main Street,” a cover song from an early album by The Kinsey Report, is a slower tempo song that is presented in a traditional manner with a harmonica solo. It is one of the highlights of the album. They are some unexpected delights waiting to be heard. “Strong Temptation” has a 1960s psychedelic feel to it. His cover of the Elmore James classic “Dust My Broom” pays homage to old-school blues. His new composition “Hip Shake Boogie” has an improvisational feel and is the perfect party song. Chambers has established himself as an adept blues musician both in the studio and on the stage. Live From The Long Island Blues Warehouse allows him to step forward and prove he is one of the better blues guitarists working today. © David Bowling © Technorati, Inc / Technorati Media / Technorati.com / Blogcritics http://blogcritics.org/music/article/music-review-the-sean-chambers-band/

"Live from the Long Island Blues Warehouse" was nominated for a Jimi Award for "Best Live Blues Album of 2011." Canada's Blues Underground Network rated the album #5 Top Ten Album's of 2011 and named it Best Live Blues Album of 2011. “Guitarist” magazine recently named Sean Chambers as one the top 50 blues guitarists of the last century. This live album features 10 tracks of mostly originals, along with Sean’s searing takes on “Full Moon on Main Street,” a song from an early album by The Kinsey Report, and a blistering version of Elmore James’ “Dust My Broom,” reminiscent of Johnny Winter. “Hip Shake Boogie" is making its first appearance on any Sean Chambers album. The remaining tunes come from Sean’s three earlier albums. Included are several fan-favorite songs, such as “Crazy for Loving You,” “Strong Temptation” (the title track from his first album), plus “Too Much Blues” and the album’s powerful closer, “In the Winter Time” (both from Ten Til Midnight), in which Sean pulls out all the stops on his guitar work. This is the sort of album where you can just enjoy the great playing without over-analysing song structures or lyrics. If you want some old style Texas, Delta and Chicago style blues played with a real feel and passion for the music, you won’t go wrong with this album and if you like artists like SRV, Jimi Hendrix, or Johnny Winter you may like what you hear on this album which is HR by A.O.O.F.C. Buy Sean's great "Humble Spirits" album and support real blues rock [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 102 Mb]


1. Dixie 45 - Chambers 3:08
2. Love Can Find a Way - Chambers 3:34
3. Full Moon On Main Street - James 4:28
4. Strong Temptation - Chambers 3:09
5. Dusty My Broom - James 4:27
6. Crazy For Loving You - McLess 4:57
7. Danger Zone - Chambers 3:23
8. Too Much Blues - Blair, Chambers 3:40
9. Hip Shake Boogie - Chambers 3:54
10. In the Winter Time - Chambers 10:24


Sean Chambers - Guitar, Vocals
Tim Blair - Bass
Paul Broderick – Drums
Gary Keith - Harmonica


Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Sean Chambers counts Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan among his primary guitar influences, and their type of guitar stylings can be heard in his recordings and at his live shows. Raised on the Gulf coast of Florida, like so many others enamored with blues and blues-rock who played guitar, the younger Sean Chambers also lent his teenaged ears to recordings by Johnny Winter, Freddie King, B.B. King and Albert King, as well as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and ZZ Top. Chambers released his debut album, Strong Temptation in 1998, after 15 years of playing out in clubs and refining his vocal and guitar talents. After finishing up college, Chambers caught a break in Memphis in 1998 when he was asked to play with former Howlin' Wolf guitarist Hubert Sumlin at a Memphis blues festival. He subsequently toured with the veteran guitarist -- who recovered from cancer to get back on the road -- for the next four years. Chambers has shared stages and sat in with many of his blues and blues-rock heroes, including Derek Trucks, Gregg Allman, Kim Simmons, Tab Benoit, Jeff Healey, Leslie West, Rick Derringer, Pat Travers, Kim Wilson, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Walter Trout, Big Bill Morganfield, Koko Taylor, Ike Turner, and Robert Cray, among dozens of others who frequent the Tampa area club scene. Chambers tours mostly in Florida with the occasional foray north or to the Midwest or to Great Britain. His discography includes just two albums, but a third is in the works. They include Strong Temptation for Vestige Records and 2005's Humble Spirits for Rockview Records. In 2001, Great Britain's Guitarist magazine named Chambers one of the Fifty Greatest Guitarists of all time. © Richard Skelly © 2013 Rovi Corp | All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/artist/sean-chambers-mn0000265500

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