Son Lewis
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Son Lewis

Parsippany, New Jersey, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1989 | INDIE

Parsippany, New Jersey, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1989
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"Lewis is a polished guitarist able to summon up the appropriate feel for each song. The arrangements, while traditional, are never merely copies" (Living Blues)

"Snake" is another great track that has the tight band in a groove from beginning to end with some serious piano playing…. Son Lewis on vocals and guitar is a joy to listen to. (Blues Wax Magazine)

"Son Lewis...the finest acoustic guitar in the Metro area." (Buddy Fox, legendary New York City Blues Pioneer, Venue Booker and General Blues Maven)

"His vision of presenting a package of songs that accurately represent the bottomless treasure of blues classics from the early 20th century to the 1990's is accomplished with soul, emotion and beauty...he's simply playing the blues from his heart and soul." (Glenn Adams' Delta Kitchen Blues Page)

"Son Lewis is a good preserver of songs, presenting them with more of a straight-ahead, steady sound. ...he digs deep into the well to pull out some rarities" (Blues Wax Magazine)

"I absolutely LOVED this album on my first hearing… Rest assured that Son Lewis will be featured lots more on JuzBlooz." (Martin Dunstan 100.9FM Australia)

"There is a nice mix of acoustic and amplified playing as well as choice of tunes. This CD is so easy to listen to with the tasteful, well placed guitar licks and whether Jerry is playing acoustic or amplified harp he gives you just what ya need, when ya need it. A (4) Harp CD!" (Bluzharp - Guide to the Best of Blues Harmonica (February, 1999)

"This is one of the best CD's I've heard all year!" (Mick Martin KXJZ-FM Sacramento CA)

"Son Lewis may be the Next Train Smokin' across the American Blues scene... these are East Coast Blues that should not be missed!" (Mark Cole/Big City Blues Magazine)

"He is a musician who respects the past, and will offer must in the future" (Best in Music/Greece)

"Smooth as silk describes the work of native son and Blues historian, Son Lewis. Lewis'

Gentrified guitar and soulful vocals squeeze every drop from these charts...and at 65 minutes, gives your box workout...he's a real deal". (Music Matters Magazine)

"He’s compiled a CD that documents the development of the Blues from the thirties to the nineties. Son explores material from a Who’s Who, including Muddy, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, Robert Johnson and just enough country masters to show you he’s the real deal." (Tri-State Blues Magazine)

"...A versatile Blues artist...this CD speaks for itself " (Les Tarr KLLK-FM Mendocino CA)

"A mini-history of the Blues...the playing on this session is almost consistently very good to excellent" (Blues Audience)

"A rhythm section that is as tight as a graduation night suit" (Big Al Watts 106 FM Australia)

"A diverse set of blues...swinging guitar, rolling piano, wailing harp, a beautiful groove ...effective...a fine recording" (Blueprint/UK)

"The cut I Can't Keep From Crying is STILL in rotation...thanks for sending this disc our way!" (Marty Scarbrough KASU-FM Jonesboro AR)

"Each performance is a carefully constructed gem...an honest record with no gimmicks...worth a listen" 1997 Reader's Poll Blues Retro Artist of the Year. (Delta Snake Blues News)

"This album is put together with the right mix of acoustic and electric Blues. Both styles reflect Lewis' great versatility in both his guitar playing and vocals" (Southland Blues)

"...A nice excursion in Blues town...even a non-Blues fan will enjoy his music" (Mark Penning/25th Hour/Belgium)

"For those predisposed to this music, Lewis will do just fine." (Nyack Journal News)

"Soulful vocal performance" (Newark Star Ledger)

"A trip through blues memory lane with this musician. Son's guitar playing shines in a variety of acoustic and electric styles" (Blues Access)

"straodinarie" (il Blues/Italy)

"A wonderful album...his guitar playing is stunning...the finest rhythm section in the tri-state area" (Scott Acton WNTI-FM)

"Next Train Smokin' has been well accepted in our audience...having a lot of success with" (Radio Universidad/Mexico)

"As a testament to the Blues, this album is highly listenable, and very promising" (River Reporter)

"Next Train Smokin' shows a real feel, a real caring for the blues... his playing is not to be missed" (Blues Power)

"INCENDIARY!" (Skyland Blues Society)

"A solid album...credible authenticity...catch the Next Train Smokin'" (Blues Suede News)

"Tradition! That’s what Son Lewis is blessed with… a caretaker of the blues lexicon plus more… and when you see Son Lewis the performer step up to the killin’ floor, you will know he has paid his dues, plus a little more…" (Mike Moss/Blues 2000 Festival Promoter) - Various Blues and News Publications over the years...


Discography

Hoboken Nights (Silk City 2018)

Live at Van Gogh's Ear (Silk City 2018)

From Time To Time (Silk City 2017)

Talking with Ghosts (Silk City 2016)

Stages (Silk City 2015)

Too Hot (Silk City 2014)

Going South To Tampa (Silk City 2013)

Dignified (Silk City 2012)

Laws of Nature (Silk City 2011)

Not Fade Away (Silk City 2010)

Cadillac Rhythm (Silk City 2008)

Dark Past (Silk City 2007)

Urban Legends of NJ (Silk City 2006)

Snake (Silk City 2005)

The Country Blues (Silk City 2004)

Red, Hot, Blues (Silk City 2004)

Santa Has Left The Building (Silk City 2003)

Hobo Jungle: Independent Blues Artists (Silk City 2000)

Standing Room Only: Songs from the Last Roadhouse (Silk City 1999)

Borderline: The Ry Cooder Tribute (Hattori/Japan 1998) out of print

Next Train Smokin' (Silk City 1996)

Roadwork (Silk City 1991) out of print

Glad You Came (Silk City 1988) out of print

Solid Son (Silk City 1980) out of print 

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Bio

Son Lewis has been an active figure on the Blues music scene for some time. His work as a modern day exponent of the Blues, and R&B, has led him to recognition as a performer and recording artist. Son was influenced greatly by artists such as Robert Johnson, Otis Rush, and Hubert Sumlin (who he had the pleasure of accompanying in December 2006). His own particular guitar style developed under the guidance of Blues guitarist Danny Kalb (founder of the Blues Project, a seminal Blues band of the 1960's). Lewis' reputation has been built upon well-crafted recordings and solid live solo performances and with his own SON LEWIS Blues Band.

As a solo artist, performing the traditional country Blues, and with his band, rocking juke joints with electric blues, Son has become known as a faithful, and loving interpreter of this nearly lost musical art form. In live performance, TV, radio, and on recordings, Son Lewis has proved to audiences everywhere that the Blues is a vibrant, and exciting form of musical entertainment!

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