We’ve re-mixed re-mastered Steve Guyger’s Past Life Blues and added 3 bonus tracks to this consistent seller in the Severn Records catalog.
First released in 1999, Past Life Blues captures Steve’s roots-based delivery, considered by many as the best in the business (“Steve is the bet harp player I’ve ever heard!” William Clarke). Recorded with no overdubs, what you hear is what you get – pure Blues delivered in the tradition of the Chicago masters. Past Life Blues confirms Steve Guyger’s place as one of the greats and is a must for Chicago Blues fans.
Check out Steve’s other Severn title, Radio Blues.
Ask many top harmonica players whom they consider today’s most underrated harpist and chances are good that Steve Guyger’s name will come up. And it’s true. As a master of traditional harp stylings, he has few equals.
“Past Life Blues” is his most satisfying recording to date . . . Great stuff!”
Steve Guyger would like to thank: Ben & Janet Guyger, Dave & Marge Guyger, Ben & Fulvia Guyger, Joe & Corey Flannagan, Tom Cullen, all the great musicians on the record, Joe Maher, Joan & Clark Matthews, Kenny’s Bar, Big Guitar Red & Penny, Lewis Price, Paul Oscher, Doug Bush, Chris Beggan, Little Sammy Davis, Carey Bell, Bob Schatkin, Danny Speuduto, Eric Baker, Ozy, Speedy, Tom Elis, Hohner & Tony Radler, Dennis Gruenling, Rick Estrin, Billy Burns and thanks to all the other people not mentioned who have helped me along the way.
This record is dedicated to the memory of James A. Lane (a.k.a. Jimmy Rogers).
Steve Guyger: Harmonica and Vocals
Brian Bisesi: Guitar
Rich Yescalis: Guitar
Steve Gomes: Bass
Joe Maher: Drums
Produced by: Joe Maher
Recorded 09/02- 03/1997 at Wally Cleavers Studio, Fredricksburg, VA
Engineer: Peter Bonta
Re-mixed by: David Earl at Severn Studios, Crownsville, MD
Re-mastered by: John Monforte at Coherent Recording, Tucker, GA
Photography: Randy Santos
CD Design: Copeland Design, Potomac, MD