1st September 2017
One Night In Amsterdam
Side A: 1. I Am The Train / 2. Brandy Balloon / 3. Kingdom Come. Side B: 1. Writing On The Wall / 2. Temporary. Side C: 1. Early Grace / 2. Gallo Del Cielo. Side D: 1. Queen Of The Junior Prom / 2. Love Hurts / 3. Please Don't Fail Me
This is multiple award-winner Ian Siegalís first full-band live album, so chalk up another first for the man that Mojo called: "One of the most innovative, gifted and engaging blues performers on the planet today". One Night in Amsterdam is the sound of chemistry, as Siegal steers his group of talented young musicians around a set of his finest originals and challenges them with four songs that they had never previously performed. The adrenaline is palpable and the recording perfectly captures the super-charged atmosphere. This new album features Siegalís relatively new (launched in 2013) Dutch-German contingent and his first band change in ten years. With an average age of 23, Dusty Ciggaar (guitar), Raphael Schwiddessen (drums), and Danny Vanít Hoff (bass), deliver in spades, as though they have been playing with Siegal for as long as they are old. Young Dusty Ciggaar, already well known on the Benelux scene, confirms his status as a guitar god in waiting. One night. A thousand highlights. And yet another reason why Ian Siegal is leading the musical pack in the post-millennium.