Canadian blues/roots recording artists, Holly Hyatt and Jon Burden have released a new recording. Entitled "1929: The Summit Sessions", The 11 song CD is an acoustic, roots album and contains 9 original songs and 2 Robert Johnson chestnuts. Showcasing their vocal harmonies and instrumental abilities on stand up bass and slide guitar, the new album encompasses blues styles and influences from field hollers, delta blues and gospel; and is sure to please the lover of acoustic, roots based music.
The following is a customer review: "Truly, whether you are a blues fanatic or not, this album is simply a work of beautiful craftsmanship and artistry. It is reminiscent of the genuine era of blues from the deep south, --it is earthy, political and sublime. Not many new performers can put so much heart and soul into their music as Holly and Jon have. --This is a recording that, like only a few in my collection, will preserve it's freshness and vitality for years to come. I wish you all success, Holly and Jon! ".
Blues in Britain magazine had this to say about it "Such is the quality of the self-penned originals that you could be forgiven for thinking that fine old classics had been unearthed".
The first single, "Wash Over me" is included in the audio section here. The song was inspired by the cool, clean, water of the Slocan river that flows past Holly's place in Vallican in British Columbia's West Kootenay region. There is a path that leads from Holly's house down to the river, where many happy hours are spent in the summertime.
Their previous album " Big Wind on the Way ", released in 2005, has received airplay on stations across the country and world wide on Satellite radio. They have played shows with Canadian and international artist such as Juno Award winners, Colin James and Jeff Healey, great vocalists such as Ruthie Foster, jazz men like The Brubreck Bros, legends like Leon Russell and award winning blues artists including David Gogo, Paul Reddick and Harry Manx.
Holly and Jon have been described as "pure smokestack lightning". Holly's voice has been spoken of as "soaring from deep inside the well of Aretha Franklin and Eva Cassidy'