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Knut Reiersrud

Tears Of The World

  • Format: Vinyl (erhältlich auch als CD )
  • Cat No.: ACTLP 9033-1
  • Barcode: 614427903310
  • German Release: 24/07/2015
  • Genre: Blues

Even Norwegians get the blues. On “Tears Of The World,” guitarist Knut Reiersrud and his band find themselves in the company of the 72-year old vocalist Mighty Sam McClain, originally from Louisiana. Together, they have dedicated themselves to the music of the deep south and have given impressive proof that, when it comes to playing hard-driven R&B, soul or blues, it's not where you come from that's important.

On June 16, 2015 Mighty Sam McClain died. „Tears Of The World“ is his last album and will remain as his legacy. The Blues- & Soulworld lost an outstanding artist.

 
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Even Norwegians get the blues. On “Tears Of The World,” guitarist Knut Reiersrud and his band find themselves in the company of the Grammy-nominated, 72-year old vocalist Mighty Sam McClain, originally from Louisiana. Together, they have dedicated themselves to the music of the deep south and have given impressive proof that, when it comes to playing hard-driven R&B, soul or blues, it's not where you come from that's important.In the context of the regular flow of new releases on the ACT label, “Tears Of The World” is patently a stylistic outlier; and yet this detour is not all that surprising, given label founder Siggi Loch's passion for the blues. In Loch's autobiography he describes the experience of what he remembers as the “wildest night” of his life - until then, at least. It was in 1962, and he was at one of the first Americ...

line up

Mighty Sam McClain / vocals
Knut Reiersrud / guitar, harmonica, piano (02 & 08) & vocals (05)
Bjørn Holm / guitar
David Wallumrød / Hammond organ, Wurlitzer, piano & Prophet 5
Nikolai Hængsle Eilertsen / bass
Andreas Bye / drums
Håkon Kornstad / saxes & flute
Martin Horntveth / timpani & tubular bells + strings


Recording Information

Produced by Knut Reiersrud and Nikolai Hængsle Eilertsen

Music arranged by Reiersrud, Eilertsen, Wallumrød, Holm & Bye
Recorded and mixed by Christian Engfelt at Engfelt Forsgren Studio
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound
Produced by Knut Reiersrud and Nikolai Hængsle Eilertsen