"The Jimmy Warren Band has produced an album that's very deep, very emotional, a real choker, a tearjerker and "no more promises" storms with aching vocals."
John Shelton Ivany - NY Times Syndicate
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Le CRI Du Coyote
JiMMY WARREN BAND : No More Promises
Il en va du blues comme d"autres styles de
musique : l"idée qu"on s"en fait n"est pas forcément
partagée par tout le monde. Cet album
en est une parfaite illustration. Certains
le considéreront comme du blues, d"autres,
dont je fais partie, le trouveront très agréable
à écouter, Jimmy faisant preuve d"un
talent mélodique certain, mais le classeront
dans la catégorie bonne variété nantie d"une
guitare bluesy. Il n"y a que trois titres qui sonnent plus blues que les
autres et rockent un peu. En revanche, une ou deux ballades moelleuses,
comme I"m gonna love you ou No more promises se verraient
facilement étiqueter country moderne ou Americana. (BB)
Attila Horvath - Hungary
"The twelve various tempoed blues-rock composition is about the good and bad things of life, about love, hope and sadness. The guitar play of Jimmy Warren unites the style of Eric Clapton of the 70s and the jazzy style of George Benson, to which at some point the savagery of Jimi Hendrix is associated – to this the most beautiful example is the Darker Shade of Grey titled track, while I’d like to highlight the It Aint Fair, because of the slide-play of Bob Margolin.
In the last weeks I’ve listened to it many times, than I put it aside, than I listened to the No More Promises titled album again, which had dazzled me each time. It was a wise decision, from Jimmy Warren, that he continued his musical career."
Blues in Britian
Jimmy Warren Band - No More Promises
Electro Glide Records - No cat #10101
Jimmy Warren only came to the guitar at the end of the 1980's, and has
taken until now to get round to recording his first studio album. It
comes pretty hot on the heels of the band's live album "Live At Last" in
Warren kicks things off in excellent style with "Watermelon Money",
showing that he has a terrific voice, on a tune that has the same sort
of edge as "No Mean City". Although it sets the bar high, the ensuing
slower number, "Mean Mistreater", merely reinforces initial impressions,
further backed up on the slow burner, "I'm Gonna Love You". There are
some nice subtle touches, too, with shades of Mark Knopfler in "Darker
Shade of Grey", and BB King on "It Ain't Fair" featuring Bob Margolin on
Nothing ever sounds forced or false in Warren's hands. There is plenty
to admire here: all the songs are well-crafted originals, with plenty of
variation in pace, and plenty of opportunity for Warren to stretch out
on guitar. He never overdoes things, however, and wrings a really nice
tone from his guitar using a tube amp. All too soon proceedings come to
a close with the excellent "Sends Me On My Way", a tale of the boss
lording it over the worker as he lays him off.
"No More Promises" is a real grower, that just keeps getting better with
repeated plays. Jimmy Warren is a great singer and guitarist, and a mean
tunesmith to boot. Couple that with a fine band, and you are left with
50 minutes of high class entertainment.
Rating: 9 - Gordon Baxter
Blues Art Journal
Australia - Brian Harman
Artist: Jimmy Warren Band
Title: No More Promises
Label: Electro Glide Records
For more information go to: w.w.w.jimmywarrenband.com
There are two distinctly different facets to Jimmy’s approach; firstly, he did not start to play the guitar until he was aged twenty-five and then he stopped playing for ten years to concentrate on his family, secondly, Jimmy released a live album “Live at Last” on the Vision Records Entertainment Label in two thousand and nine as his debut. In his previous short career before “resting” he had played with artists such as; Junior Wells, Koko Taylor, Lonnie Mack and Buddy Miles.
There are on this album, twelve original numbers, penned by Jimmy himself, with most of them containing a country blues edge, which are on offer here for your delectation. They cover all of life’s highs, lows, and loves, hopes and woes.
The band is indeed a very tight unit, extremely satisfyingly melodic and soulful, yet at the same time they possess an air of restrained expectation which threatens to burst out at any moment on the more urgent numbers. Jimmy’s vocals are somewhat heavy and mournful but with an encouraging edge of hopefulness. His guitar playing is an interesting hybrid which is firmly entwined somewhere between Eric Clapton’s 461 Ocean Boulevard period, and George Benson’s seventies smooth and highly evocative Jazz fills and trills, backed for good measure with the edginess of Jimi Hendrix.
Jimmy takes lead vocals and lead guitar, the rest of the band is John Digregorio; rhythm guitar, Mike Boyle; bass, together they provide excellent backing. And although Charles Price is the drummer, on this album all drums have been programmed by Jimmy.
Providing some excellent slide on “It aint Fair,” is guest guitar player Bob Margolin
Now, with this album Jimmy should begin to establish him and the band in the blues world.
Graham Clarke - Blue Nights.com
One of the better blues/rock discs of the year is from the Jimmy Warren Band. Entitled No More Promises (Electro Glide Records), it features twelve tracks of blues/rock written and arranged by guitarist Warren, who first picked up the guitar in his mid-twenties. He has more than made up for lost time, playing for a wide-ranging list of artists including Buddy Miles, Lonnie Mack, Pat Travers, Koko Taylor, Junior Wells, Sugar Blue, REO Speedwagon, and Chris Duarte. In the late ’90s, he took an extended break from music to spend time with his family, but has returned with a vengeance, releasing a live disc in 2009 and this worthy follow-up.
Standout tracks include the opening cut, “Watermelon Money,” is a jazzy track with innovative lyrics, “Mean Mistreater,” a slow blues shuffle teaming Warren with guitarist Jimi Dill, “Darker Shade of Grey,” an instrumental that allows Warren to put his guitar chops on display. Bob Margolin adds some sensational slide guitar to “It Ain’t Fair.” “Standing In My Shoes” is a topical blues about a familiar theme --- unemployment during rough times.
“Love’s Gone Bad Again” is punctuated by some great guitar work from Warren and a heartfelt vocal, and “A Love That Hurts” is the purest rocker on the disc. “A Matter of Time” has a great soul feel with B3 organ played by Warren (who also plays drums, bass, and keyboards on selected tracks). The closing track, “Send Me On My Way,” may be the best track on the disc, another working man blues track with a tense vocal and piercing guitar leads from Warren.
No More Promises is a strong blues/rock disc featuring great performances and a powerful set of original tracks covering matters of the heart and everyday tribulations that we all face on a daily basis. Jimmy Warren made a wise choice returning to music. He’s an artist who deserves to be heard.
The Sunday Night Blues Project
Jimmy Warren may be the best guitar player you never heard of, and this cd "No More Promises," is a very tasty introduction to his tremendous talent. This is Jimmy's second release following "Live At Last" from 2009. Prior to that he took a decade off from the music business to help his wife Lynn raise their family. For this review I listened to both discs, and there are moments when I think I'm hearing Roy Buchanan, and that is very high praise. Jimmy Warren has it all down--a wonderful thick expressive guitar tone, incredible touch, a perfect sense of timing, and a good voice--and he uses it here to share a dozen original songs. There are fast songs and slow songs--but all in all the songs are meat--no filler, no waste. The band is really good. Jimmy Warren is on guitar and lead vocals, John DiGregorio is on rhythm guitar, Mike Boyle is on bass and Charles Price is on drums. In addition, Warren's son Jimi Dill plays a great slide guitar solo on "Mean Mistreater" and Bob Margolin adds a guest spot on "It Ain't Fair." The best song here in my opinion is "Darker Shade of Grey," which has an entire encyclopedia's worth of great guitar work packed into less than four and a half minutes--but listen to it yourself.
San Diego Blues Review
By: John Naughton
"No More Promises" is Warren's first studio release since he took a ten year hiatus from music to focus on his family. This Cd, released worldwide through Electro Glide Recordsis a new and diverse work that features blues egend Bob Margolin of the original Muddy Waters Band. The 12 original songs all penned by Warrendisplay the diversity in his songwriting ability and guitar skills. Jimmy is a seasoned blues artist with a unique style and sound all his own. after 10 years away he returned stronger and more focused than ever before.
Mario Salazar Editor
The Jimmy Warren Band made up by Warren himself on guitar and lead vocals, John DiGregorio on rhythm guitar, Mike Boyle on bass and Charles Price on drums was the headlining act and as such, closed the evening’s show. They played a variety of songs from their debut album ‘No More Promises’ such as ‘Watermelon Money’, ‘It's Been Too Long’ and ‘Standing In My Shoes’ in addition to a couple select covers which included to my surprise (and delight) ‘If I Could Fly’ by Joe Satriani. It was my first time watching (and actually listening) to the Jimmy Warren Band and I must say that even though they’re labeled a ‘blues’ band, to me they were more than just a blues act as I picked up elements of jazz, new age(ish) guitar, rock and even a bit of country in his playing, songwriting and musical style. I understand he came into the world of guitar-playing rather late in life, but his technique, phrasing and sense of melody are quite tasteful. Add that to good (although a bit safe) songwriting, performed by a group of skilled musicians, and you’ve got a nice and enjoyable collection of songs worthy of my admission dollars.
Blues In the Nothwest.Com
Review: Jimmy Warren Band – No More Promises
Published on Monday 26 April 2010
JIMMY WARREN BAND
“No More Promises”
(Electro Glide Records)
Following on from their recent “Live At Last” album, comes this extremely classy offering from the Illinois-based Jimmy Warren Band, “No More Promises” – led by the tasteful guitar and voice of Jimmy Warren, who despite only picking up the guitar at age 25, has now developed a most distinctive, thick, but melodic tone and is a fine player – he also features on keyboards, drums and programming, as well as penning all 12 songs here – tales of lost love and relationships, and the general way of the world.
In the company of his sympathetic band – John DiGregorio (rhythm guitar), Mike Boyle (bass) and Charles Price (drums) – they deliver a stew of funky blues, some rock-tinged tunes and a couple of standout ballads that would fit on most radio stations. Warren himself took a ten year break from music to bring a family up, returning with the band and the afore-mentioned live release, as well as setting up his own Electro Glide Records.
The opening “Watermelon Money” and the following “Mean Mistreater” are a pair of funky blues, demonstrating the tightness of the band and Warren’s clean guitar leads and agreeable voice – with a solo on the end of “Mean Mistreater” from his son, Jimi Dill. One of the album highlights is the beautiful ballad “I’m Gonna Love With You”, reminiscent of the mellow side of the late, great Jeff Healey, with a fabulous chorus featuring the backing vocals of Anna Ulrich.
“Darker Shade Of Grey” is a stunning instrumental, with lots of Warren’s melodic guitar on offer, with a nod to the gentle side of Jimi Hendrix’s playing, and very nice indeed. The strutting blues of “It Ain’t Fair” – features a piercing trademark slide solo from former long-standing Muddy Waters Band member, ‘Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin. “Standing In My Shoes” rides on a funky, bluesy groove, before the title cut, “No More Promises” – again calling on the voice of Anna Ulrich, and as radio-friendly as they come, with another Jimmy Warren soaring guitar solo.
Elsewhere the gently rocking “A Love That Hurts” is another standout; as is the soulful ballad “A Matter Of Time” – big guitar hooks and a powerful vocal here – before the closing slow blues of “Send Me On My Way”, with some guitar fireworks on the intro and solo, and Jimmy Warren showing also his prowess on the Hammond B3 organ, and a great way to end this fine album.
A review written for the Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange
by Bob Gottlieb
This is Kankakee, Illinois born Jimmy Warren's first studio album, and it shows a fair bit of promise in many ways. Forget that he is a latecomer to playing guitar, his playing stands out and is quite good and he shows taste by what he doesn't play as well as by the notes he puts together. One very pleasant surprise is that he doesn't load the disc down with big name guest artists, even though in his bio he is credited with playing with many; the only appearance is by "Steady Rollin" Bob Margolin, who contributes some of his very tasty slide guitar licks on It Aint Fair. The whole disc is done with good taste and a fair bit of restraint as far as extraneous splash and show is concerned, and I guess those kudos go to Jimmy himself as he is the Producer of the disc.
On this disc he wrote all twelve of the songs and this shows he is proud of his song writing, however it would have been nice if he threw in a cover or two to see what he does with someone else's material. Some of his songs don't vary too much in content or thought and it could have shown a willingness to take a risk and interpret what someone else wrote. That said some of the songs just burst away the clouds and shine on through, take a listen to what he does with No More Promises, the title cut, it is just a gem waiting to be recognized. His guitar playing is very good and shows some great maturity, and this is one person whose subsequent discs I look forward to hearing.
Nashivlle Blues Society Review
JIMMY WARREN BAND
NO MORE PROMISES
ELECTRO GLIDE RECORDS
WATERMELON MONEY--MEAN MISTREATER--I'M GONNA LOVE YOU--DARKER SHADE OF GREY--IT AIN'T FAIR--STANDING IN MY SHOES--NO MORE PROMISES--LOVE'S GONE BAD AGAIN--IT'S BEEN TOO LONG--A LOVE THAT HURTS--A MATTER OF TIME--SENDS ME ON MY WAY
Jimmy Warren is a totally self-taught guitarist who did not take up the instrument until 1989, at age 25. He was a quick study, tho, and has since played alongside greats such as Koko Taylor, Pat Travers, and Sugar Blue, among others. Another thing that he is very good at is writing songs, and that talent is clearly evident on his latest release, "No More Promises," which crosses many genres' along the way, with Jimmy weaving twelve original tales of good times and bad times in life and love.
He's also very ably accompanied by John DiGregorio on rhythm guitar, Mike Boyle on bass, and Charles Price on the drums. They are a perfect complement to Jimmy's rich, tone-heavy blues-meets-jazz stylings.
The set kicks off with the jazzy, minor-key exercise called "Watermelon Money," where Jimmy's having a tough time keeping his high-maintenance woman satisfied, since he's livin' on a poor man's pay. "Mean Mistreater" finds him in love with a "cold-hearted woman" who'd just as soon be out cattin' than be at home with someone who truly loves her. It features Jimmy's son, Jimi, on a sweet solo at the bridge. The title cut is a heavy slice of Southern rock, with backing vocal from Anna Ulrich. Jimmy pays tribute to Hendrix, Clapton, Beck, Page, et al, while showcasing his incredible tone on the instrumental, "Darker Shade Of Grey." And, on the poignant ode to love lost, "A Matter Of Time," Jimmy shows his versatility by playing ALL the instruments!
We had three favorites, too, and they all dealt with hard times in today's economy. A stinging solo starts off the set closer, "Sends Me On My Way," where it's not difficult to see who's the boss man and who's the little man. A catchy riff fuels the sad plight of the chronically unemployed, losing their jobs to overseas firms, in "Standing In My Shoes." And, Bob Margolin guests on slide guitar on "It Ain't Fair," another working man's lament to the age-old fact that "them that's got are the ones that gets!"
Jimmy Warren wields his guitar like a scythe cutting a deep, wide swath thru the heart of the contemporary blues scene. Check out "No More Promises" and....ENJOY!!! Until next time.....Sheryl and Don Crow.
ELECTRO GLIDE RECORDS
JIMMY WARREN BAND/No More Promises: A white boy from Kankakee that came to blues guitar later than most and then took time off to be a family man has strapped on his ax once again and is letting fly with tales of contemporary blues that are pretty much timely any time. The roadhouse vibe is so heavy it feels like this cd brings its own smoke to fill the room with. Contemporary blues with gusto, this set will impress guitar slinger fans looking for that new kick. Well done.
Volume 33/Number 147
March 28, 2010
Lake Zurich, IL.,
CHRIS SPECTOR, Editor and Publisher
Copyright 2010 Midwest Record
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Great cooperation promoter house Blind Raccoon and SoundGuardian.com with his Blues Corner, and radio shows for you Blues radio station Križevci continues. Betsie Brown i dalje nam dostavlja albume koji će nas svojim sadržajem oraspoložiti i razotkriti blistavu budućnost blues glazbe. Betsie Brown, and we still delivered albums that will cheer us with their content and uncover the bright future of blues music. Album No More Promises Jimmy Warren Banda , 13. Album No More Promises Jimmy Warren Banda, 13 travnja 2010. April 2010. godine službeno je objavila Electro Glide Records . officially announced Electro Glide Records. On je zapravo blistav primjer kako takva suradnja izuzetno puno doprinosi promociji ovog glazbenog stila. He actually shining example of how such cooperation exceptional contribution to the promotion of this style. Samo sedam dana po objavljivanju imate mogućnost pročitati o čemu se ovdje radi. Just seven days after publication you can read about what this is.
Pred nama je nastupni studijski album Jimmy Warren Banda sa dvanaest interesantnih i kvalitetnih tema. Before us is the inaugural album Jimmy Warren Banda twelve interesting and quality issue. Naime, ovaj novi studijski album No More Promises je svakako odličan projekt koji će Vam pružiti svojim sadržajem zaista ugodne trenutke. Specifically, this new album No More Promises is definitely a great project that will provide its content really enjoyable moments. Ovo je album koji će zapaliti onaj poznati 'blues plamen' u svakom imalo 'bluesy' orijentiranom pokloniku ovog glazbenog pravca. This is an album that will ignite the famous 'blues flame' in each had a 'bluesy' devotee of this music-oriented direction.
Pjesme posložene tako da se samo pretapaju jedna u drugu i onako usput donoseći snažne vibracije, koje će opet u našem tijelu izazivati dalekosežne i apsolutno opipljive i vidljivo izražene emocije. Songs arranged so that only blend one into another and the way, bringing a strong vibration, which will again in our body to cause far-reaching and absolutely tangible and visible emotions expressed. Možda se to nekom čini čudno, ali ako prezentacijska forma i cjelina nije pretjerano izražajna slušatelj sigurno neće percipirati album niti bilo koju temu sa istog. Perhaps it seems strange to some, but if the presentation form and the whole is not overly expressive listener will not perceive an album or any topic with the same. U suprotnom slučaju naravno da je i cijela priča drugačija. Otherwise, of course, that the whole story is different.
Srećom kod ovog albuma imamo varijantu 2. Fortunately in this album we Variant 2 Ona je dodatno podebljana percepcijom samog Jimmyja koji kaže:' I was never the same after hearing my first Son House and Robert Johnson songs. It is further bold perception of the Jimmy, who says: 'I was never the same after hearing my first Son House and Robert Johnson songs. There was something heartfelt and genuine coming from their music. There was something heartfelt and genuine coming from their music. It seemde real.'. It seemde real.. To je zapravo suština, to je zapravo smisao i kompletni izričaj ovog jedinstvenog glazbenog stila. This is actually the essence, it's actually meaning and complete expression of this unique musical style.
Kankakee je gradić u državi Illinois, gdje je 25. Kankakee is a small town in Illinois, where the 25 listopada 1964.godine rođen Jimmy. Jimmy was born in October 1964. Njegova priča o savladavanju gitare kreće relativno kasno, krajem 1989. His story of overcoming the guitar starts relatively late, in late 1989th godine. year. No, njegova svirka ubrzo mu je donijela velike privilegije, jer je svirao sa zaista impresivnim imenima poput Buddy Miles, Junior Wells, Sugar Blue, Pat Travers, Koko Taylor, Lonnie Mack, Reo Speedwagon, Chris Duarte te drugim poznatim i priznatim blues glazbenicima. However, his music soon brought him great privilege, because it is played with impressive names like Buddy Miles, Junior Wells, Sugar Blue, Pat Travers, Koko Taylor, Lonnie Mack, Reo Speedwagon, Chris Duarte, and other well-known and respected blues musicians.
These twelve new songs is certainly a way clear reproduction and presentation, one that is not overly exposed, band members: Jimmy Warren - vocals & guitar, keyboards, drums Mike Boyle - bass, John DiGregorio - rhythm, acoustic guitar, Anna Ulrich - backing vocals, and Charles Price - drums, with a special guest Bob 'Steady Rollin' Margolin - Guitar in the song Is not Fair, and Jimi Dill - guitar theme Mean Mistreater, sounds really impressive and very coordinated.
Album No More Promises daje nam prigodu da se uvjerimo koliko ovaj band duboko filtrira sve ono najbolje što se može naći u bluesu. Album No More Promises gives us the opportunity to convince how deeply this band filters all the best that can be found in the blues. Pristupačna i vrlo lagana, ali i nedvojbeno, izrazito efektna i snažna prezentacijska forma, učinile su da ovaj album prihvaćaju mnogi poklonici bluesa. Affordable and very light, but no doubt, very effective and powerful form of presentation, have made this album, many fans accept the blues.
Jimmy Warren nas ovim albumom vodi na interesantno putovanje, no pred njim je još dalek put, bilo da se radi o njegovom profesionalnom razvoju ili karijeri, koja se tek zahuktava. Jimmy Warren us this album takes on an interesting journey, but before him is still a long way, whether it be about his professional development or career, which only heats up. Ma, jednostavno se pitam …što će tek biti kasnije? Well, just wondering ... what will happen later? Ako nastavi ovako očekuje nas prava blues fešta. If it continues like this we can expect the rights of blues festivals.
Zanima Vas samo dobra glazba, tražite nešto da se opustite, da ugodno provedete nekih sat vremena. Interested in just good music, looking for something to relax, to spend some pleasant hour. E, to je to, na pravom ste mjestu samo posegnite za zadnjim studijskim albumom No More Promises Jimmy Warren Banda i Vi ste svoje izvršili, sve dalje učinit će njihova glazba. Well, that's it, we are here to just reach for the last studio album, No More Promises Jimmy Warren Band and You made your all still will make their music. Provjerite!! Check!
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The mission of the blues from its evolution in the South after the Civil War onward, and the glorious results, has been to express the myriad joys and sorrows of life. As contemporary blues guitarist Jimmy Warren relates, "I was never the same after hearing my first Son House and Robert Johnson songs. There was something heartfelt and genuine coming from their music, it seemed real." His experience is clearly in evidence on his first studio CD, No More Promises.
Warren was born in Kankakee, Illinois on October 25, 1964. He came to the guitar relatively late around 1989, but quickly made up for lost time. Completely self-taught, within a year he was playing professionally and has since performed with an eclectic list of artists including Buddy Miles, Junior Wells, Sugar Blue, Pat Travers, Koko Taylor, Lonnie Mack, Reo Speedwagon and Chris Duarte, among others. From 1998 to 2008 he took a hiatus from music to focus on his family, only to return better and more determined than ever. In 2009 the tight and driving Jimmy Warren Band of John DiGregorio (rhythm guitar), Mike Boyle (bass) and Charles Price (drums) released their first CD, Live at Last (Vision Records and Entertainment).
The new 12-song set of all originals as penned by Warren draws the listener in immediately with "Watermelon Money" a jazzy minor key progression that finds him decrying his inability to satisfy his woman’s desire for material possessions. He keeps the pot simmering on the hypnotic, minor key shuffle "Mean Mistreater," digging into his frets with fire and conviction, masterfully building intensity and anticipation. Switching gears dynamically, he sings the plaintive ballad ""I’m Gonna Love You," showing no reluctance in expressing his love minus the irony. With the requisite nod to Jimi Hendrix and the eighties rock he also admires, Warren moves effortlessly between Electric Lady soul and long, melodic solo lines featuring his signature gorgeous tone on the instrumental "Darker Shade of Grey."
Dusky, late night blues return on the sexy slow drag "It Ain’t Fair," a working man’s lament with Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin guesting on "Honey Bee" slide guitar. "Standing in My Shoes" is a chugging, well-oiled blues powered by an infectious, loping guitar riff as Warren strikes a blow for the unemployed in these tough economic times, letting loose his anger and chops in a slashing, biting solo.
The title track serves up a tasty slice of Southern-fried rock that belies Warren’s Midwest roots, allowing him to sing his lover’s tale of woe with passion while once again displaying his unerring knack for memorable melodies. "Love’s Gone Bad Again" mines even deeper lost love territory in a melancholy, minor key ballad where Warren plays his heart strings and guitar strings to maximum effect. Maintaining the momentum, Warren pleads his case to his woman on the folk rock of "It’s Been Too Long" as his guitar helps expose the bare wires of his soul. Likewise, "A Love That Hurts" rocks out with minor key angst and the declaration of, "Your love hurts, more than any other has." "A Matter of Time" uses an anthem-like progression and organ backing to create a full-throated cry of love. Coming full circle, Warren saves his best chilling blues for last with the slow and dramatic "Sends Me on My Way" that emphasizes the chasm between labor and management as he soars on his axe like an avenging angel of the working class. Jimmy Warren is as real as it gets. His blues and rock are heartfelt, genuine and deeply satisfying.
Dave Rubin, Staff Writer, Guitar Edge Magazine
De 46 jarige, uit Chicago afkomstige, Jimmy Warren is wat men zou noemen een laatbloeier.
Hij begon relatief laat gitaar te spelen (op 25 jarige leeftijd) maar tot wat hij zou (volledig autodidact !) uitgroeien , daar had hij zelfs niet in zijn stoutste dromen durven aan denken...
Hij deelde het podium met Buddy Miles, Sugar Blue, Junior Wells, Chaka Kahn en vele anderen maar als echte “vader” nam hij een muzikale onderbreking van 1998 tot 2008 om zich te concentreren op zijn gezin maar sindsdien staat hij er weer en men zal het geweten hebben...
Met zijn Warren Band : John DiGregorio (slaggitaar), Mike Boyle (bas) en Charles Price (drums) is hij klaar om de wereld te veroveren.
Vorig jaar bracht hij nog als opwarmer zijn veelbelovende Live at Last op de markt maar nu komt hij op de proppen met zijn eerste studio-album.
12 door Jimmy Warren geschreven nummers telt deze release en het boeit van begin tot het einde.
Zijn gitaarspel is op zijn zachtst gezegd “indrukwekkend”. Hij speelt afwisselend met vuur en overtuiging, rockend, intens, slepend, tempo-variërend en schuwt geen lange (maar melodieuse) solo’s. Hij heeft het allemaal onder de knie. De instrumentale "Darker Shade of Grey." is daar een mooi bewijs van. De tearjerker "I'm Gonna Love You “ met mooie backing vocals van Anna Ulrich, de slow blues van dienst ‘It ain’t Fair” met veteraan blues legende Bob Margolin als versterking op slide, tonen niet allen zijn veelzijdigheid als gitarist en zanger maar eveneens zijn kwaliteit als zéér fijn liedjesschrijver....knap allemaal.
Op "Standing in My Shoes" krijgen we goed geoliede blues aangedreven door een aanstekelijke gitaar riff . Maar we gaan hier niet alle nummers individueel gaan opsommen en bespreken, laat het er ons maar bijhouden dat het allemaal uitstekende tot fantastische tracks zijn!
Jimmy Warren is gewoon iemand die je absoluut moet ontdekken. Een tournee door Europa wordt voorbereid en naar het schijnt zou hij uitgenodigd zijn om op te treden op onze festivalweiden deze zomer (hou onze agenda rubriek in het oog), mis hem dan niet. Hoogstwaarschijnlijk zal het achteraf drummen worden aan zijn cd-stand.
Dit is een prachtige release die veel mensen zal kunnen bekoren....”Jimmy Warren”, onthoud de naam want het wordt een topper !
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"Live AT Last" 2009
Over the years Jimmy Warren has played with and has had his style compared to some of the best in Blues Biz and after listening to Jimmy's Debut Album, "Live At Last", it is certainly not hard to understand why.
From the opening track of "Live At Last", Jimmy takes full control of his Blues Axe and the audience he is playing for, with constant clapping, whisltin', and cheering throughout, especially when he lets his guitar do the talking.
Beyond being a superb Blues Guitarist, Jimmy also has the vocals necessary to give us the full package, which I have found sometimes lacking in other performers I have not heard of before. With vocals rich and clear and a Guitar long ago tamed, with constant study, Jimmy brings us a live album that is complex, full, and polished, one which allows us to fully feel what it would be like to be there in person.
"Live At Last" is sure to please all blues fans whom like blues done in the styles of Joe Bonamassa, Joe Satriani, and Eric Clapton.
Much more should be heard in the future for Jimmy. Looking forward to his next release.
John Vermilyea (Blues Underground Network)
Dj's can now downdownload songs from the Jimmy Warren Band directly at Radio Submit
Bluesville XM Satellite
WWKS - St. Thomas, VI
KTUH 90.3 FM Honolulu, HI
KUAF- Fayetteville - AR
KUNM - Albuquerque - NM
KXCI - Tucson - AZ
KMFB - Mendocino – CA
KMEC-LP Mendocio, CA
KRBS - Oroville – CA
KCHO 91.7 FM Reading, CA
KSCU- Santa Clara - CA
KUSP - Santa Cruz - CA
KXGO - Eureka – CA
KSJS 90.5 FM San Jose State Univ. CA
KFPR - Redding - CA
KVNF - Paonia - CO
KHEN - Salida – CO
KEMC 91.7 FM University of MT Billings, MT
KTOO - Juneau – AK
KMXT FM Kodiak, AK
WKEP - El Paso, TX
KVRX 91.7 FM Austin, TX
KTEP 88.5 FM El Paso, TX
AM 1670.net – San Antonio, TX
WFCR - ST. Augustine, FL
WMNF FM Tampa, FL
WUCF 89.9 Orlando, FL
WWNT - Dothan, AL
WNSA - Atmore, AL
WDVX - Knoxville, TN
WEVL - Memphis, TN
WWCU - Cullowee, NC
WTJU 91.1 FM University of Virginia, Charllotesville, VA
WFOS - Chesapeke, VA
KOWZ 1170 AM Twin Cities, NM
WMNC - Traverse City, MI
WRHC - Three Oaks, MI
WDCB - Glenn Elyn, IL
WKCC 91.1 FM Kankakee, IL
WEFT - Champaign, IL
WBGU - Bowling Green, OH
WDPR 89.1 FM Kettering, OH
WDPS 88.1 FM Dayton, OH
WVPE - Elkhart, IN
WFYI 90.1 FM Indianapolis, IN
WYPE 88.1 FM Elkhart, IN
90.1 KKFI Kansas City, MO
WPNE - Green Bay, WI
WIZN - Burlington, VT
WRBC - Lewiston, ME
WRBC - Brunswick, ME
WBOR 91.1 FM Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
WMEB - Orono, ME
WUML - Lowell, MA
WMWV - Conway, NH
WPCR - Plymouth, NH
WVKR - Poughkeepsie, NY
WVBR 93.5 FM Ithica, NY
WBFO - Buffalo, NY
WITR - Rocherster, NY
WBZC 88.9 Fm – Waterford, NJ
95.1 FM – Waterford, NJ
100.7Fm – Waterford, NJ
WCNI - New London, CT
WHUS 91.7 FM University of Conneticut, Storrs, CT
WQLN 90.5 FM Erie, PA
WQLN 91.3 FM Erie, PA
Midnight Special Blues Radio - Internet USA
Blues Radio Underground - Internet UK
Blues City Radio – Internet USA
Belly Up 4 Blues – Internet USA
Sounds of the Blues – Internet USA
Triple R Roots & Blues The Blues Café – Internet USA
107.3 FM Blues Australia – Perth
2RRR 88.5 FM Sydney, Australia
Sectrum FM Belgrave, Australia
SA Roots & Blues Podcast 117 Melbourne, Australia
94.8FM Terra Marnie - France
88.8 FM Terra Marine - France
103.4 FM Terra Marine – France
Z91.3 FM France "The OZ"
Radio blues -France
Bike Street Radio - France
VFM 91.6 Vinkovci, Coatia
Blues & Friends – Baarn Netherlands
Triple R Blues – Netherlands
Hambon’s Blues Rumshack – Shetfeld UK
Juke Joint Radio - Internet Germany
GTFM 107.9 – UK
Bluesz – Internet Denmark
1207 AM – New Zealand
108.7 FM – New Zealand
CFRO 102.7 FM Vancouver, B.C.
At The Crossroads Blues Network:
Airdrie/Cochrane, AB – The Range (CFIT 106.1 FM/95.3 FM)
Cold Lake, AB – 95.3 K-Rock (CKXK 95.3 FM)
Grande Prairie, AB – Free-FM (CFRI 104.7 FM)
Olds, AB – Rock 104 (CKJX 104.5 FM)
Chetwynd, BC – Peace FM (CHET 94.5 FM)
Dawson Creek, BC – Peace FM (CHAD 104.1 FM)
Courtenay/Comox, BC – Jet-FM (CFCP 98.9 FM)
Kamloops, BC – 98.3 CIFM (CIFM 98.3 FM)
Barriere, BC – CIFM Network (CIFM-FM-5 105.9 FM
Cache Creek/Ashcroft, BC – CIFM Network (CIFM-FM-6 95.3 FM)
Chase/Shuswap, BC – CIFM Network (CIFM-FM-8 93.1 FM)
Clearwater, BC – CIFM Network (CIFM-FM-2 92.7 FM)
Clinton, BC – CIFM Network (CIFM-FM-4 101.3 FM)
Lillooet, BC – CIFM Network (96.9 FM)
Logan Lake, BC – CIFM Network (102.5 FM)
Lytton, BC – CIFM Network (102.3 FM)
Merritt, BC – CIFM Network (CIFM-FM-3 103.9 FM)
Pritchard, BC – CIFM Network (CIFM-FM-7 106.3 FM)
Sun Peaks, BC – CIFM Network (CIFM-FM-9 90.1 FM)
Pemberton, BC – Spud Valley Radio (CFPV 98.9 FM)
Port Hardy, BC – The Port AM 1420 (CIFN 1420 AM)
Salt Spring Island – CFSI (107.9 FM)
Tofino, BC – 90.1 The Bear (CHMZ 90.1 FM)
Ucluelet, BC – The Edge (CIMM 99.5 FM)
Williams Lake, BC – The Rush (CFFM 97.5 FM)
100 Mile House, BC – The Rush (CFFM-3 99.7 FM)
Quesnel, BC –The Rush (CFFM-2 94.9 FM)
Fredericton, NB – Rock ‘n’ Blues 95.7 The Wolf (CKTP 95.7 FM)
Yellowknife, NT; 33 add. NWT markets – CKLB (101.9 FM)
Whitehorse, YK; 24 add. YK, NWT, BC markets – CHON (98.1; 90.5; 98.7 FM)