19th May 2017
1. Days Of Depression (with The Blind Boys Of Alabama) / 2. Brand New Man / 3. Boogie (with Missy Andersen) / 4. Brothers Keeper / 5. Joliet Bound / 6. Will You Be Mine / 7. Hollywood Blues / 8. The Outlaw / 9. You're Gonna Miss Me (When I Get Home) / 10. Bright Lights, Big City / 11. Put Together / 12. The Last Day I'm Loving You
Certified pure blues singer, harmonica player, songwriter and producer, The Reverend Shawn Amos is on a mission to spread his glorious secular gospel to all. The son of chocolate chip cookie magnate Wally 'Famous' Amos and night club singer Shirl-ee May Ellis, he is dedicated to continuing, extending and spreading the tradition of the blues with unsurpassed fervor and emotional expression. Born in New York City, raised up on the gritty Sunset Strip in the seventies and preceding his performing career with many successful musical ventures, Amos breaks nearly every cliché with his talent and unstoppable drive. The results are in evidence on his four previous releases beginning with In Between (2002) and culminating to date with the sizzling and embraceable The Reverend Shawn Amos Loves You. It is required listening for navigating the vicissitudes, meeting the challenges and enjoying the spoils of modern living. The album marks the producing debut of 2x Grammy nominee, Mindi Abair. Ten bone-deep originals and two well-chosen covers contain the combined exceptional ensemble skills of Chris 'Doctor' Roberts (guitars), Brady Blade (drums, percussion), Chris Thomas (bass), Anthony Marinelli, Hassell Teekell (keyboards), Mindi Abair (saxophones, producer), Lewis Smith (trumpet), Forever Jones (backing vocals) and Nick Lane (horn arrangements). In addition, guest artists The Blind Boys of Alabama and Missy Andersen lend their illustrious presence to two tracks.