John Mayall – A Special Life

 

Legendary Godfather of the Blues, John Mayall will be releasing his first new studio album in five years, A Special Place on Forty Below Records on May 13, 2014. It is considered to be one of the finest and most personal records of his career.

John Mayall goes back to his roots on the new album with an eclectic mix of songs centered in the blues, but with diversions into rock and Americana.

Backing Mayall on the new album are Texas guitarist Rocky Athas and a Chicago-based rhythm
section of Greg Rzab on bass and Jay Davenport on drums.

Accordion legend C.J. Chenier makes a powerhouse guest appearance on a couple of tracks,
including the opener, “Why Did You Go Last Night,” written and previously recorded by his
father, Zydeco Icon Clifton Chenier.

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