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I just listened to Dan Treanor's Afrosippi Ban with Erica Brown & MJ. This album is a synergy of the band with Erica Brown's powerful, persuasive voice and MJ’s strong and singular voice. Dan Treanor did a great job producing this album! What strikes me is the thoughtful and brilliant combination of Dan Treanor, Erica Brown and MJ, bringing a versatility not seen for a long time. Once again, Dan brings full circle the combined talents of all the musicians and singers.
Stepping up on the 1st song, “Can You Hear Me, Erica's soulful voice bringing you directly into the song accompanied by Michael Hossler’s guitar. Followed by Dan Treanor’s 2nd original song, Done Got Old. Erica commands this song backed by Dan Treanor’s tone rich harmonica rooted in the Chicago style blues.
In the 5th song, MJ really nails it on this soul burner ‘A Change Is Going to Come'. Both Erica and MJ bring it together with the “pure and natural blues” in the best way on” Mississippi Fred’s Dream".
The last song, Next to Me, is a great way to end the album. I was in the kitchen listening to the album, when I heard “Next to Me”, I stopped and stepped into the living room just listening. MJ rises up in this song with great control and experience beyond her years in this song.
Dan Treanor’s song writing is highlighted throughout the album, always creating a new voice for his music. Dan has always studied and honored the blues from the roots in Africa to the South where it grew exponentially in the many song cyle from the field holler to the delta style of the great Delta blues masters of this great American music style.
The album shows the breadth of the blues song tradition. I really like the way he arranges and pays tribute to Mississippi Fred McDowell giving new breath to this great delta singer/songwriter, as he should not be forgotten.
Thank you for giving us such awesome sounds. I have followed you and Erica Brown for several years. I am always in awe! Thank you Thank you for coming to Fort Collins.
Dan with you the "Blues is the news" as always! Keep driving to keep this great style of music alive. I miss jamming with you at the D note! I played keyboards off in the little corner off stage.
Hi Dan. I'm a kora player based in Portland, and am looking for an ngoni! Do you make or sell them? If not, where can I track one down?
One of the best teachers of the Blues to beginners and Pros alike
What a great performance at the library tonight. I'm surprised you didn't break the windows out! I sat next to Michael's wife and "groupie" I wish I would have gotten your cd. I will check on getting it! I loved the audience participation with Stand By Me. I was right up there singing along!
Hey Dan & Band
Whose that walkin down a tangled road? Really enjoyed your show at the Thorold Canal Bank Shuffle. We were really fortunate that you and your band travelled such a great distance to bring a little blues our way, the CD is great, listening now as I type. I had not been thinking of heading to Colorado, but if I do I will be sure to try to catch a show. Hope our paths cross again sometime!
Denise and Dean
Saw you guys at the IBC in Memphis, Congratulations on third place, there was some very talented musicians there....you guys rocked the house! Saw you at Arnolds on Wed & Thur night...great time
Thanks, Dan, for your music and for your Blues in the Schools presentations. You've enriched my life. Newt.