Showcase for album release
The date for the album release showcase is finally confirmed at the Marquee in Brussels on the 20th of October. If you would like to come, send me a mail and I will put you on the list.
Around Sonny Boy Williamson CD Review
"Authenticity isn’t quite as important for mg blues. Michael Mansour and André Grondin are an acoustic guitar/harmonica duo from Montreal with a rather more contemporary feel. They have included eight Sonny Boy songs here with a couple of Robert Johnsons, “Hoochie Coochie Man” and a couple of pop numbers. Claude Sacré provides acoustic bass and there’s a vocal chorus on several songs. Interestingly, mg blues in “Sonny Boy’s Jump” sing the original, 1945, line about sending his girl friend a $20 bill. Billy Boy’s version has a $1000 bill. Talk about updating! But mg blues clearly have a feel for the material, Mansour’s vocals are warm, with a slight accent and Grondin’s harp blends very well, never overpowering Mansour’s vocal. The Robert Johnson performances seem curiously unconvincing, however. This is the first album for mg blues and I hope it won’t be the last. "
- John Valenteyn, email@example.com , The Toronto Blues Society (Jun 08, 2008)
Toronto Star Anti Hit List Review of "Passion Fades"
There’s a pleasing shorthand quality to the sentiments on display here, as though this Toronto band is happy to seek out listeners who not only speak the same musical language as they do but are fluent in the vernacular of both Lou Reed’s “Street Hassle” and Images in Vogue’s “Lust for Love.”
New Song on the music player
I Have just managed to upload one of our most popular songs. Have a listen to Wild West Wind. Please tell your friends to have a listen. Best wishes from us all here in Germany. Keith & CSC
HORD - New track online !
HORD brand new track "Unreal City" is online on labtones! First track from our brand new album THE WASTE LAND (oct. 2010), produced by Jochem Jacobs (Textures, Nuclear Blast records).