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Now Hear This: Ian Siegal | Stone By Stone

The British singer-songwriter welcomes Shemekia Copeland, Jimbo Mathus, JJ Holiday and others for an earthy, acoustic-based set of blues, country, folk, gospel and more.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Ian Siegal’s latest studio album Stone By Stone is a celebration of collaboration, with the muscle of Siegal’s voice standing front and centre.

Recorded in Southern California’s Grow Vision Studios with production team Greta Valenti and Robin Davey (Beaux Gris Gris & The Apocalypse, The Hoax) the songs are raw, intimate and assured. Greta explains, ‘We wanted to really capture the essence of who Ian Siegal is. His voice, his soul, and his years as an artist and touring musician all leading up to this point in his life and career.’

Adds Siegal: ‘The album was an unexpected result of various planets aligning and happy coincidences. The pull of it was irresistible. I dug deep for some personal insights but was also extremely lucky to be surrounded by creative inspiration and the support of great friends to help me get this all down.’

Siegal’s long list of past achievements includes 13 British Blues Awards, three Mojo Blues Albums of the Year, four European Blues Music Awards and three US Blues Awards nominations. While the blues certainly provides a bedrock for the records, Stone By Stone is not a blues album. It’s a collection of songs steeped in the traditions of classic songwriting, offering hope, reflection, sadness and joy. The album further cements Ian’s reputation as not only a fierce live performer but also an essential British recording artist. It’s no wonder he has been hailed as a national treasure.”

 

Photo by Rob Blackham.