Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Guitar legend Paul Brett releases new blues collection '12 String Blues Power'

The living legend of guitar known as Paul Brett has released his latest LP album, a dazzling collection titled “12 String Blues Power.” Like all Brett's recent material, the album has been proudly published on the Viral Discs and Downloads independent record label. Boasting 12 tracks for an approximate listening time of 30 minutes, Brett's new record brings fans new and old his razor-sharp renditions of classic standards such as “Rock Island Line,” “Sweet Home Chicago” and “Black Betty.” Raw, real, sizzling-hot and featuring Brett's inimitably evocative vocals, “12 String Blues Power” by Paul Brett isn't just the best blues record of 2015 so far – it's a legitimate historical event.

Paul Brett's music has dipped into many different genres over the years, particularly those most associated with the classic rock groups of the late 1960s and '70s. He has notably played the blues, folk, rock, psychedelic, and acoustic music, and is also an avid fan of classical. Having been globally recognized as one of the top 12-string guitarists for over four decades, Brett's musical resume borders on the unbelievable.

As a session player in high demand, Paul Brett has performed, written and/or recorded with such legends as the Strawbs, the Overlanders, the Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera, the Velvet Opera, Tintern Abbey, Fire, Roy Harper, Al Stewart, Lonnie Donegan, Tom Newman (“Tubular Bells”), Mott the Hoople, Motorhead, Mungo Jerry, Manfred Mann, the Savoy Brown Blues Band, John Mayall, Rod Stewart & the Faces, Quintessence, Keith Ralph (Yardbirds), Jimmy James & the Vagabonds, Steve Holley (Wings), Andrew Lloyd Webber, Julian Lloyd Webber, Jimi Hendrix, John Renbourn, the Who, Van der Graaf Generator, Motorhead, Paul Brett Sage – and quite literally scores of other world-famous musicians not here listed – as well as simply in his own right as Paul Brett.

He has his own range of signature guitars distributed worldwide by Vintage Guitars and has written as a music journalist for Melody Maker, NME, Sound International and International Musician. He is the resident expert on vintage acoustic guitars for the UK's Acoustic Magazine, and currently operates as festival director for the Llyn Acoustic Guitar Festival in North Wales.

Paul Brett's most recent endeavors find him piloting a record label with Tom Newman, co-founder of Virgin Records and producer of Mike Oldfield's seminal platinum album, “Tubular Bells.” Together they are undertaking several projects in the educational arena, including the recording of classic albums played by schoolchildren. Their popular “Tubular Bells” rendition as performed by the Children of Ireland appeared on digital shelves worldwide in 2013 and has been turning heads ever since.

“12 String Blues Power” by Paul Brett is available online worldwide beginning 20 June 2015. Get in early, blues fanatics and audiophiles. Very early.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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