This alluring recording is a excitingly provocative fusion of Texas, Chicago, California howlin' shufflin' muddy rockin' raw blues craftily executed by versatile talents of the highest order.  The list of veteran players energizing this album includes tasteful guitarists extraordinaire Anson Funderburgh, Tommy Castro, Igor Prado, Jeffrey Paul Ross, Alan Maggini, Bill Bates and Dennis Herrera (guitar & vocals).  The bassists rhythmic pulse masters, Dan McCann and Hank Van Sickle, the insatiable dynamic drummer Lee Campbell and the intoxicating harp player Denis Depoitre.  Outstanding notable award winning blues vocalist and harmonica player of all time Lynwood Slim (Richard Dennis Duran).  Last but in no uncertain terms least playing piano, organ and wurlitzer Rich Wenzel the owner and operator of Ardent Audio Productions who also co-produced and engineered the recording session in its entirety.

This is a very solid, self released, twelve track outing graced with an enticing sound of sharp originals inspired by the multitude of distinguished blues master musicians and singers past and present, so sit yourself down, kick back. relax, pour yourself your favorite refreshment turn it up and enjoy the Dennis Herrera Blues Band, Livin' Life Not Worryin'.  Cheers! ~DH

 

 

BLUES IN THE NORTHWEST

"A new name to me, and for those who love the blues, and nothing but the blues, this will be a treat... a fine collection of songs, and all well played and produced by Dennis Herrera and Rich Wenzel.  Highly recommended!"  

Grahame Rhodes
bluesinthenorthwest.com
 

BLUES BLAST MAGAZINE - Rainey Wetnight

San Jose, California's Dennis Herrera Blues Band is Livin' Life Not Worrying' and in this reviewer's opinion, the cathartic nature of the blues is the reason why.  On the twelve dynamite original tracks, Herrera and several outstanding guest stars give their all to the "Hapuna Matata" ("No worries") sentiment that they express.

Issue 9-27, Sept 2015

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LIVING BLUES - Jon Klienman

The Dennis Herrera Blues Band's positive vibe is a refreshing departure from the "badass" image that so many white blues musicians feels is mandatory.  This alone makes Herrera a welcome new face on today's blues scene.
October 2015

LA HORA DEL BLUES - Vicente Zumel

Texas, Chicago and California hold hands and come together in a repertoire full of 'howlin', muddy and rockin' raw blues', all performed with an energetic and straightforward sound able to recharge batteries and put us in top form energy with a music you will not be able to get out of it….There is simple and well known electric blues but, what you want me to say, I madly love it. ESSENTIAL.

October 2015


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