Gráinne Duffy — Where I Belong (Sept. 19, 2017)

Gráinne Duffy — Where I Belong (Sept. 19, 2017)IRELAND FLAG                                                                                     Gráinne Duffy — Where I Belong (Sept. 19, 2017)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ↑↓★↑↓     A new blues and country feeling album with melodic songs by Irish artist, Gráinne Duffy. Featuring stellar musicians including Doyle Bramhall, these songs will take you on a winding journey, making you feel like you are under a harvest~moon spell.
↑↓★↑↓     Audiences are the world are agreeing after seeing Duffy perform at famous music festivals including Glastonbury, Blue Balls, Blues du Passion, and Tremblant International Festival. The industry is taking notice too. Last year, Duffy had the honour of recording with producer Justin Stanley (Beck, Eric Clapton) and multi~Grammy Award winning engineer, Adam Ayan (Madonna, The Rolling Stones).
↑↓★↑↓     “Where I Belong” shows that Gráinne Duffy can do the Americana tinged acoustic thing with the best of them and the song will undoubtedly make her even more festival friendly than she already is.” (Mellow)  GRÁINNE DUFFY Location: Castleblayney, Monaghan Co
Album release: September 19, 2017
Record Label: Grainne Duffy
Duration:     37:25
Tracks:
01. Where I Belong     3:16
02. My Love     4:13
03. Don’t You Wanna Know     3:24
04. Home     4:16
05. Shine     3:05
06. All Of My Life     3:43
07. Blame It On You     3:47
08. Don’t Want To Be Lonely     2:58
09. Open Arms     3:04
10. Canyon Road     5:39
Musicians:
★  Gráinne Duffy: Vocals, Lead Guitar/ Rhythm Guitar/Acoustic Guitar
★  Paul Sherry: Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar/ Rhythm Guitar/Acoustic Guitar
★  Shawn Davis: Bass Guitar
★  Aaron Redfield: Drums
★  Tyler Chester: Keyboards/Piano
Krátce:
★  Gràinne (rýmuje se na „Anya“) Duffy je veskrze irská dáma s důkladně irským jménem. Její hlas, jako letní bouře v její domovské zemi, by Bonnie Raitt ve filmu „Anděl z Montgomery“ vážně běžela za jejími penězi. Hraje blues? Akustické blues to ano, ale opírá se o folkovou — snadno poslouchatelnou stránku. Na svém třetím CD „Where I Belong“ vylije všechno, co má na srdci..., a pak ještě něco! Fakt: Zpěv je hard. Fakt: Vokalisté musí vynaložit velké úsilí na aspekty, jako je výška tónu, tón, zabarvení, vibrato atd. Fakt: Duffy to všechno dělá jako olympijský vítěz, takže i nemožné se u ní zdá být dosaženo bez námahy. I když vrčí běžná slova jako „tady“ a „cigareta“, zní vše jako to nejkrásnější v anglickém jazyce. „Don’t You Wanna Know“ teče z jejích úst jako zdroj proudu a nezachytává se o žádné „hrdelní kameny.“ Jako třešnička na dortu: Gràinne je zručná kytaristka, není příliš měkká, ani příliš intenzivní. To představuje dobrou mesidž. Špatnou zprávou je, že bluesoví puristé zde moc vody nenajdou. Skladby jako „Home“ (recenze níže) obsahují skvělé blues~rockové riffy, ale všem deseti se to nelíbí.
℗ 2017 Grainne Duffy
Credits:
♣ι♣    All tracks written by Gráinne Duffy and Paul Sherry except tracks
♣ι♣    Track 2, 3, 8, & 5  Gráinne Duffy, Paul Sherry, Justin Stanley
♣ι♣    Track 4 written by Jonas Myrin & Justin Stanley
♣ι♣    Vocals, Lead Guitar and Rhythm Guitar and Backing Vocals by Gráinne Duffy
♣ι♣    Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar and Acoustic Guitar and Backing Vocals by Paul Sherry
♣ι♣    Bass Guitar by Shawn Davis
♣ι♣    Drums on tracks 2, 3, and 8 Aaron Sterling
♣ι♣    Drums on tracks 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10 Aaron Redfield
♣ι♣    Keyboards and Piano by Tyler Chester
♣ι♣    Piano on Track 10, Acoustic Guitar on 8 and some backing Vocals Justin Stanley
♣ι♣    Lead Guitar on Track 10 by Chris Bruce
♣ι♣    Lead Guitar and Rhythm Guitar on Track 7 by Danny Donnelly
♣ι♣    Lead Guitar on Track 2 by Doyle Bramhall II
♣ι♣    Recorded in Coney Island Studios and Boulevard Recording Studio, L.A., California
♣ι♣    Adam Ayan, Gateway Mastering Studios Inc
♣ι♣    Cover Photos: ‘Hilly’ Brett Hillyard
♣ι♣    Sleeve Photography by: ‘Hilly’ Brett Hillyard, Robbie Jeffers and Justin Stanley
♣ι♣    Artwork: Crafty Owl ProductionsGráinne Duffy in concert
Album Notes:
↑↓★↑↓     Grainne Duffy is a blues and roots artist hailing from Castleblayney, Co.Monaghan, Ireland.
↑↓★↑↓     Described by The Sunday Times as ‘a blues singer of real integrity’, Gráinne Duffy is a pioneer of her own style while also paying sincere homage to her roots, soul, blues, country and rock traditions. She is a seasoned artist and has been spending the last number of years touring in Europe, Scandinavia, Asia and Canada.
↑↓★↑↓     Some highlights thus far have included international leading festivals including 3 performances at Glastonbury Festival, U.K., Phuket Festival,
Thailand, Notodden Festival, Norway, Dark Season Festival, Svalbard, in the Arctic Circle, Tremblant Festival, Canada, Blues du Passions, France, Blue Balls Festival, Switzerland and Tanjazz in Morocco.
↑↓★↑↓     In 2015 Grainne was awarded winner in BM Writers Poll in the categories ‘Best Vocalist’ and ‘Best Solo Artist’ in the UK. Her “Live” album recorded on tour in Germany, released the same year earned her a 9/10 review in Classic Rock sister magazine, The Blues Magazine, quoting ‘This sensational live album confirms Gráinne Duffy’s formidable reputation’, ‘few possess her killer combination of vocal strength, range and intensity, guitar virtuosity and ability to engage audiences’, ‘this is one of the best live CDs of 2015’.
↑↓★↑↓     Earlier in 2017 Gráinne embarked on her 1st ever tour in Australia which includes 4 remarkable performances on the blues stage at Woodford Folk Festival, Queensland. This year she was also delighted to be invited to play at the prestigious Mahindra Blues Festival, India and join onstage Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) and Shemekia Copeland for the festival encore.
↑↓★↑↓     With a voice that is as passionate as it is raw and honest, accompanied by simple, melodic and well phrased guitar lines, this is what you have in Gráinne Duffy. Having worked before with Niko Bolas (Neil Young, Los Lobos & Keith Richards), 2016 and 2017 saw her back in the US recording with producer Justin Stanley (Beck, Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow). September 2017 sees the release of her eagerly awaited third
album, ‘Where I Belong’, to follow the success of her debut roots album ‘Out of the Dark’ and her second album ‘Test of Time’ which weaved together her contemporary influences of blues and soul roots.
↑↓★↑↓     It features a stellar line~up of musicians including blues guitarist Doyle Bramhall II.
Quotes:
↑↓★↑↓     ‘She’s the real deal’ Classic Rock Magazine
↑↓★↑↓     ‘A blues singer of real integrity’ The Sunday Times
↑↓★↑↓     ‘Deliciously soulful voice & gutsy blues inflected guitar work in one compelling.
Website: http://grainneduffy.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Grainne-Duffy
CD Baby: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/grainneduffy7
Review
★   http://www.bluesblastmagazine.com/grainne-duffy-where-i-belong-album-review/
INTERVIEW, SEPTEMBER 5, 2017:
★   https://www.musicmusingsandsuch.com/musicmusingsandsuch/2017/9/5/interview-grinne-duffy

Gráinne Duffy — Where I Belong (Sept. 19, 2017)