A Day In San Jose

by Simon Kinny-Lewis

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isometrus One of the best blues bands here. I'm really enjoying their music, excellent performance and perfect mastering of the tracks. Beautiful listening experience on both big speakers, headphones and my car stereo. Really have not any favorite track because I love all the album's "A day in San Jose","Catfish" and "Bad whiskey". Highly recommend,not only for blues lovers.
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released February 14, 2019

What a pleasure to hear my friends Simon and Tony cutting loose on a great set list of tunes while visiting Northern California. Besides the absolutely wonderful playing you can hear the smiles on their faces as they bust through this set. Great on all fronts. - Josh Smith

Simon Kinny-Lewis (SKL) is the full package. If you get the pleasure of seeing him live (either solo with his acoustic guitar, or with his full band) he beams with energy, soul and passion for the music. His vocals have been compared to Joe Bonamassa’s, but his overall style and delivery is unique and peppered with character. Also, Simon’s guitar playing is up there with the best guitarists of today, conveying all of the right elements that make an enthusiast satisfied, including tastefulness, technique and great tone.

Although one of SKL’s strengths is song-writing too (be sure to check out his albums ‘Street Blues’ and last year’s ‘Bad Whiskey’), we were ecstatic to hear that the next album would be Blues standards, classics and covers. And where would an Australian Blues-man go to record such an album? The Home of the Blues – the U.S.A., of course.

The successful and well received 2018 tour of the states saw Simon and his also Aussie drummer Tony Boyd team up with Californian musos Nate Ginsberg (keyboards), Dewayne Pate (bass), Andy Just (harmonica), and Walter Jebe (slide guitar), for a one day session at premiere studio Reeds Recordings. The resulting new album – ‘A Day in San Jose’ – is magnificent and a golden highlight in Simon’s discography.

It could have been a risky affair executing an entire album of covers of Blues classics. Blues purists might throw a phrase like: “Muddy got it right the first time,” but these are the closed-minded ones, scared of the new. What Simon is doing is paying tribute to some of his heroes, with the help of an experienced and respectful group of musicians. Nothing sounds old or tired either. Freshness circulates through each track as Simon offers every slice of his individual talent and energy to the performance, while keeping true to the soul of the originals.

We get a hard-driving ‘Crossroads’, before the laid-back cool of Robben Ford’s modern classic ‘Chevrolet’, followed by Blues favourites such as ‘Further On Up The Road’, ‘Hoochie Coochie Man’, ‘Rollin’ and Tumblin’’, and ‘Walking Blues’, the latter two of which are perfectly complimented and supported by the slide guitar skills of Walter Jebe.
Freddie King’s ‘Have You Ever Loved a Woman’ is carried along by Just’s raucous honking mouth-harp as the band swings and struts, before the album closes with a cover of Blind Willie Johnson’s gospel Blues masterpiece ‘Nobody’s Fault But Mine’. Led Zeppelin already had a turn with this song on their 1976 album ‘Presence’, but Simon’s arrangement of the song makes it the most impressive track on the album, sounding like no other cover we’ve heard of this song before.
Nate Ginsberg’s keyboards flow like a zephyr in the background, while Simon’s sustaining guitar pierces through in spires of tone. And leading towards the climax, we get an impressive and funky bass solo from Dewayne Pate.

Along with others such as Ray Beadle and Matty T. Wall, Simon Kinny-Lewis is a shining beacon of musicianship and talent on the Australian Blues scene, now making a crossover to pleased U.S. audiences. Awesome releases like ‘A Day In San Jose’ simply support that the Blues is still a genre of strength to keep your eyes and ears on. - Ethan Burke ( The Blues Source )

Simon Kinny-Lewis - Vocals/Guitar
Tony Boyd - Drums
Nate Ginsberg - Keys
Dewayne Pate - Bass
Andy Just - Harmonica
Walter Jebe - Slide Guitar

Produced by Simon Kinny-Lewis

Engineered by Adam Reed at Reeds Recordings San Jose, CA, USA

Mixed and Mastered by Simon Cotsworth

All songs arranged by Simon Kinny-Lewis except #3 Walking Blues and #7 Rollin' And Tumblin' by Walter Jebe

Photography by Kevin Case, Paul Rutigliano, John Mcdonald, Rachel Kumar, Brian Phillips

Artwork by Simon Kinny-Lewis

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Track Name: Crossroads
I went down to the crossroads, fell down on my knees
I went down to the crossroads, fell down on my knees
Asked the lord above for mercy, save me if you please

I went down to the crossroads, tried to flag a ride
I went down to the crossroads, tried to flag a ride
Nobody seemed to know me, everybody passed me by

Run you can run, tell my friend Boy Willie Brown
Run you can run, tell my friend Boy Willie Brown
And I'm standing at the crossroads, believe I'm sinking down

And I'm standing at the crossroads, believe I'm sinking down
Well I'm standing at the crossroads, believe I'm sinking down
Track Name: Chevrolet
Buy you a Chevrolet
Buy you a Chevrolet
Buy you a Chevrolet
Just do somethin' for you
Just do somethin' for you

Buy you a diamond ring
Buy you a diamond ring
Buy you a diamond ring
Just do somethin' for you
Just do somethin', yeah

Build you a house and home
Build you a house and home
Build you a house and home
Just do somethin' for you
Just do somethin' for you
Track Name: Walking Blues
Woke up this mornin', feel around for my shoes
You know about that babe, had them old walkin' blues
Woke up this mornin', I feel around for my shoes
You know about that babe, Oooh lord had them walkin' blues

Leave this morning, had to ride them blind
I've been mistreated and don't mind dyin'
This morning, had to go ride them blind
I've been mistreated, Oooh lord and I don't mind dyin'

Some people tell me, walking blues ain't bad
Worst old feelin man' I most ever had, some
People tell me those walking blues ain't bad
Well It's the worst old feelin', Oooh lord I most ever had

Elegant movements from her head down to her toes
Breaks in on a dollar most anywhere she goes, oooh, oooh
From her head down to her toes
Breaks in on a dollar honey, almost anywhere she goes oooh, oooh
Track Name: Raining In My Heart
It's raining on the outside baby, yes and it's raining in my heart
It's raining on the outside baby, yes and it's raining in my heart
If you weren't gonna love me, tell my why did you have to start

I thought when I first met you babe, honey that you felt the same as I
I thought when I first met you babe, honey that you felt the same as I
Now I'm so mixed up inside me, lord feels like I want to cry, let me cry...

If you would treat me kindly baby, you know I'd always be in love with you
If you would treat me kindly baby, you know I'd always be in love with you
But if you treat me meanly, make me do the things that I don't want to do
Track Name: Further On Up The Road
Further on up the road
Someone's gonna hurt you like you hurt me
Further on up the road
Someone's gonna hurt you like you hurt me
Further on up the road
Baby, just you wait and see

You gotta reap just what you sow
That old sayin' is true
You gotta reap just what you sow
That old sayin' is true
Just like you mistreat someone
Somebody's gonna mistreat you

You've been laughin' pretty baby
Someday you'll be be cryin'
You've been laughin' pretty baby
Someday you'll be cryin'
Further on up the road
You'll find I wasn't lyin'
Track Name: Hoochie Coochie Man
Gypsy woman told my mother
Before I was born lord
I got a boy-child comin'
He's gonna be a son-of-a-gun
Gonna make pretty women
Oh jump and shout
Then the world's gonna know
What this all about

Cause you know I'm here
Everybody knows I'm here
Cause I'm your hoochie-coochie man
And everybody knows I'm here

I got the black cat bone
Got a mojo too
I've got the Johnny Conqueror
He's gonna jump and mess with you
I'm gonna get you girls
Lead you by my hand
And the whole world's gonna know
Well this hoochie-coochie man

Cause you know I'm here
Everybody knows I'm here
Cause I'm your hoochie-coochie man
And everybody knows I'm here

On the seventh hour
On the seventh day
On the seventh month
Seven doctors did say
" That boy was born for good luck "
Oh that you see
I got seven hundred dollars baby
Don't you mess with me

Cause you know I'm here
Everybody knows I'm here
Cause I'm your hoochie-coochie man
And everybody knows I'm here
Track Name: Rollin' And Tumblin'
Well, I roll and I tumble, cried the whole night long
Well, I roll and I tumble, cried the whole night long
Well, I woke up this mornin' my biscuit roll had gone

Well now run here now baby, sit down on daddy's knee
Well now run here now baby, sit down on daddy's knee
I want to tell you about the, way they treated me

Well, if the river was whiskey, and I was a divin' duck
Well, if the river was whiskey, and I was a divin' duck
I would dive to the bottom, and never would I come up

Well, I could a had a religion, this bad old thing instead
Well, I could a had a religion, this bad old thing instead
Well, all whiskey and women, would not let me pray
Track Name: Have You Ever Loved A Woman
Have you ever loved a woman
So much you tremble in pain?
Have you ever loved a woman
So much you tremble in pain?
And all the time you know
She belongs to your very best friend

Have you ever loved a woman
You know you just can't leave that girl alone?
Have you ever loved a woman
You know you just can't leave that girl alone?
And all the time you know
She belongs to your very best friend

Have you ever loved a woman
So much you tremble in pain?
Have you ever loved a woman
So much you tremble in pain?
And all the time you know
She belongs to your very best friend
Track Name: Nobody's Fault But Mine
Nobody's Fault But Mine
Nobody's Fault But Mine
If I don't read my soul will be lost
Nobody's Fault

My father, he taught me how to read
My father, he taught me how to read
If I don't read my soul will be lost
Nobody's Fault

I have a Bible in my home
I have a Bible in my home
If I don't read my soul will be lost
Nobody's Fault

Nobody's Fault
Nobody's Fault But Mine
If I don't read my soul will be lost
Nobody's Fault

I have a Bible in my home
I have a Bible in my home
If I don't read my soul will be lost
Nobody's Fault

Nobody's Fault But Mine
Nobody's Fault But Mine
Nobody's Fault But Mine