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“Time For Messin’ Around” – a 15th album for Mike Goudreau
March 2013, Stanstead Qc – Just in time for the 2013 Blues & Jazz Festival season, Mike Goudreau is launching his 15th album, “Time For Messin’ Around”, comprising 11 songs with 8 new compositions and 3 covers from the Eastern Townships blues and jazzman. Says Goudreau: “We’ve got something here that might surprise blues fans old and new!”
For the occasion, Goudreau is accompanied by long-time cronies Jonathan-Guillaume Boudreau on bass, Jean-François Bégin on drums, and the saxophonist David Élias on one song. Also appearing as special guest is Pascal “Per’’ Veillette, a very unique and talented harmonicist who brings a particular exotic flair with his participation on two songs.
For “Time For Messin’ Around”, Goudreau goes back to the “roots’’ approach as he did on his 2006 album “The Grass Ain’t Greener”.The instrumentation is stripped down to the basic guitar, bass and drums on most tracks for a grittier sound, and most of the basic tracks were recorded live in the studio.
This is a “party” vibe album, with the first track that sets the tone immediately, right on to the last one. A few funk rhythms, Texas shuffle, country blues, blues rock, Southern rock vibes that’ll make you want to dance your blues away! Also a sizzling authentic and soulful slow blues sung “en Français”, which has been one of Mike’s trademarks for the past 20 years and counting.