Shake 'Em on Down
Mare Edstrom is back with her second blues release on Spiritone Records! Much like her critically acclaimed "Inside the Blues" release of 2004, this work displays an eclectic yet fun twist on modern blues. Edstrom is known for selecting obscure gems from the lost archives of the past. It is not often that you can find songs by Willie McTell, Leroy Carr, Barbecue Bob Hicks, Bumble Bee Slim, and Memphis Minnie presented with such vigor. Edstrom truly makes these songs her own and presents them with a smokin' band featuring a Who's Who of Midwestern blues veterans. These songs are laced with fine blues harmonica and topped off with some great electric and acoustic guitar. While the bulk of this album remains in the electric genre, Edstrom steps out into new territory with several vintage country blues offering. The vocal stylings of Mare Edstrom have never sounded better, and fans will not be disappointed. Mare's fan base has been growing significantly throughout Europe thanks to consistent radio airplay of both "Inside the Blues" and now "Shake 'em on Down" since the Fall of 2005, and extensive positive reviews including reviews in Blues Review Magazine in the US and Crossroads Magazine in France.