Hard Year Blues: CD
  • Hard Year Blues: CD
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Recorded after Katrina and one of the best from the Blues Trio including a mix of originals and classics. “Chaz plays a deceptively unique instrument, blues washboard, not to be confused with the ubiquitous zydeco rubboard. Leary’s wood framed washboard is outfitted with a wood block and a hotel call bell. He plays it like a drum kit, ratcheting over the ridges of the corrugated metal as if it were a snare drum and using the block, bell and wooden frame for rhythmic accents. It’s all uptempo, jump rhythms pushed by Leary’s washboard with structural accompaniment from Roberto Luti’s superb guitar chording and melodic leads and fills on harmonica from Ben Maygarden.” – Offbeat’s John Swenson

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