Longtime blues man Phil Gammage has packed all he has into this new solo project of possibly 10 of the best ever songs in one outstanding collection.
“Used Man For Sale” is an amazing collection of all original blues/Americana songs. This collection was released on October 4th, 2016 and is part of the World Wide Vibe label.
This new album follows Gammage’s critically acclaimed album “Adventures in Bluesland” which hit several “Best of” lists internationally in 2014.
Adventures in Bluesland is…a great/pleasant surprise. Adventures In Bluesland is not so much an adventure but a pleasurable listening trip.” ~Robert Ross, from Popdose~
Gammage, originally from Texas, is a solo artist and performs with The Phil Gammage Quartet as well as his full band Adventures in Bluesland. His stage presence is unique and the extent of the depth found in his music is making news around the world. His first two albums were released in the early 90’s and would eventually become a new genre all together “Americana” that would include the world of blues, folk and even country.
Not only is he one of the most sought after guitarists and solo artists in his field of music he also toured in Europe with Certain General, a rock group and performed at the CBGB Music Festival in New York several times.
I really loved “Lost in Loserville” with the deep thumping upright bass feel. It was like Johnny Cash had been reincarnated. Loved the jumping thumping bass sound. The harmonica was cherry red, crisp and bright. Harmonies are smooth and genuine. This is purely awesome music.
Phil Gammage is a singer/songwriter, guitarist, composer and has eight solo projects under his belt. His work has been featured in several television and film projects. Some of those projects would include A&E, MTV, PBS, Comedy Central, Travel Channel, VH1, Biography, and Women’s Entertainment, “Used Man For Sale” was engineered by Brent McLahlan , produced and engineered by Kevin Tooley and recorded at 30 Below Studio and World Wide Vibe Studios located in New York.
“This is pure artistry and alive pop art: it covers the bases. And it is New York, watching the traffic flow in a true blues greatness.” ~Iman Lababedi at Rock NYC Live and Recorded ~
Artists performing on this album are: Phil Gammage – lead vocals, keyboards, guitars, harmonica
Kevin Tooley – drums, Frank DiNunzio III – bass, backing vocals, Johnny Young – piano, keyboards and Michele Butler with backup vocals.
One of the most popular songs on the album is “Arms of a Kind Woman” and is definitely one of the more solid and brighter songs in the collection. It features exceptional harmonica vibes and piano and guitar accompaniments are crisp, bright and perfect for Phil’s vocals as they lay low for his voice to mesmerize the audience. “Arms of a Kind Woman” is also the official video release.
For your viewing and listening pleasure check out the video below:
He’s voice is smooth, deep, and velvety. The instrumentation is deep rooted in soulful Americana and blues expression. The lyrics :IN the distance a hound starts to cry” and then you hear the tinkling of the piano. Makes me feel like I’m in some old blues bar deep in the heart of the south. “In the arms of a kind woman” he rests.
Wow, this is pure gold guys. Your gonna love Phil Gammage.