Album Remarks & Appraisals:
What makes this new Elvin Bishop amazing are the special guests he has been able to assemble for this new release. This lineup shows just want a revered & respected guitarist Elvin is with his peers. The guests on this album are as follows B.B. King, George Thorogood, James Cotton, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Kim Wilson, Tommy Castro, Ronnie Baker Brooks, John Nemeth, Angela Strehli, Homemade Jamz Blues Band, R.C. Carrier & Andre Thierry.
Living Blues (p.41) - "This is a fantastic record....The disc opens with the title track, a rough number powered by Bishop and Haynes' bare-bones slide guitar and a stunning, richly textured third-position harp solo from Wilson."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.109) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The grooves may be well worn, but Bishop and his friends negotiate them with confidence and infectious enjoyment."
Personnel: Elvin Bishop (vocals, guitar, slide guitar); Ryan Perry (vocals, guitar); Timm Walker (guitar); Taya Perry, Don Baldwin (drums).
Audio Mixer: Steve Savage.
Liner Note Author: Dick Shurman.
Recording information: Digital Insight Studio, Las Vegas, NV; Handyland Studio, Clarksdale, MS; Hog Heaven Studio, Lagunitas, CA; Mexico; Voodoo Lounge, Kansas City, MO; Wired Studio, Austin, TX.
Photographer: Bob Hakins.
Blues-rock guitar vet Elvin Bishop has been burning up the fretboard since the 1960s, but on his 2008 offering, THE BLUES ROLLS ON, he shows no signs of wear. Bishop calls on a bevy of talented friends to join him as he tackles everything from Chicago blues to accordion-fueled, zydeco-tinged R&B. With able assistance from both the old guard (James Cotton, B.B. King) and the new (Tommy Castro, Derek Trucks), Bishop rolls out an album that's a non-stop celebration of his beloved American art form in all its manifold manifestations.