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Albums Of The Week: John Mayall | The Sun Is Shining Down

The British blues legend welcomes a host of hotshots on this energized offering.


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “On his 36th studio album The Sun is Shining Down, blues legend John Mayall teams up with a stellar cast to deliver a funky, soulful affair punctuated by brass, violins, harmonica and electric ukulele.

Special guests include The HeartbreakersMike Campbell, fast-rising roots rocker Marcus King, Americana icon Buddy Miller, Scarlet Rivera of Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue, Chicago blues guitar mainstay Melvin Taylor and Hawaiian ukulele star Jake Shimabukuro. Also on hand are Mayall’s longtime dynamic Chicago rhythm section of Greg Rzab on bass guitar and Jay Davenport on drums, with Austin’s multi-talented and charismatic Carolyn Wonderland on guitar.

Recorded at Doors guitarist Robby Krieger’s Horse Latitudes studio with Grammy-nominated producer Eric Corne, The Sun is Shining Down is Mayall’s fifth studio album for Forty Below Records, a fruitful partnership that began with 2014’s A Special Life.

“I couldn’t be happier with the new record,” exclaims Mayall. “I can’t wait to share it with my fans. Each one of these special guests brings something unique to the album and our team works so well together. I think you can hear that chemistry in the music.”