Fiona Boyes: Professin’ the Blues | Reference Recordings RR140

Fiona Boyes: Professin’ the Blues


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Label: Reference Recordings

Cat No: RR140

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Jazz

Release Date: 14th October 2016



Professin’ the Blues proclaims Fiona Boyes’ passion for the Blues as she celebrates the unique contribution of recording and mastering engineer ‘Professor’ Keith O. Johnson, Reference Recordings’ Technical Director and audio legend. In her self-penned and illustrated liner notes Fiona makes the declaration, “‘Professor’ Keith’s amazing approach to capturing sounds, mostly with his own hand-built equipment, is nothing short of sonic alchemy.”

Australian Blues guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Fiona Boyes has been recording and performing for more than 25 years, building a career that has taken her to major festivals and stages around the world. A veteran recording artist with 13 releases, she has received 5 Blues Music award nominations in 4 different categories from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, more than 30 Australian music awards, worldwide accolades and legions of supporters. Fiona’s immersion in the rich musical and historical traditions that make up the Blues lends conviction and authenticity to both her guitar work and her songwriting. Her abundant talent, artistic sincerity and musical integrity are a beacon.

In solo, duo and trio settings, Fiona presents 16 tunes (14 originals and 2 covers), employing a traditional acoustic guitar, two different metal body resonators and a unique 4-string cigar box guitar. Joining her are two highly respected instrumentalists; drummer Jimi Bott and bassist Denny Croy. Recorded at Skywalker Sound in Marin County, California, Professin’ the Blues, like all ‘Prof.’ Johnson’s sessions, was recorded live, in real-time, with no overdubs or effects. Co-produced by Fiona Boyes and Janice Mancuso.

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