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Paul Reddick
"Sugar Bird"
(Northern Blues)


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When it comes to Contemporary Folk and Contemporary Blues, Paul Reddick is second to none and his newest release "Sugar Bird" solidifies that fact. Paul Reddick once again weaves his mastery of Folk and Blues into a musical tapestry that simply takes you to places that only a few artists are capable of doing.

With "Sugar Bird", you are quickly drawn into the realization that it is all about the music and how it's clarity, focus, delivery can transcend it's genres to the point where it can be simply enjoyed by absolutely anyone, the same way a great painting can be enjoyed by all whom see it.

Besides the amazing vocals of Paul Reddick, "Sugar Bird" also has an abundant array of other treats to catch your fancy, such as Harmonica, Accordion, 12 String National Steel Guitar, Piano, Drums, Tubular Bells, Trumpet, Saxophone, Trombone, Upright Bass, Banjo, Baritone Guitar, and Strings, all masterfully used throughout the Album.

Paul Reddick's "Sugar Bird" Is a rare treat and not to be missed.

John Vermilyea (Blues Underground Network)


Track List

1. Morning Bell 03:38 
2. I Will Vanish 04:11 
3. Devilment 02:45 
4. Blue Wings 03:46 
5. John Lennon in New Orleans 03:55 
6. It's Later Than You Think 03:51 
7. Breathless Girls 02:31 
8. Wishing Song 03:57 
9. Every Temptation 03:56 
10. Climbing Up the Hill 04:55 
11. If by This 05:36 
12. Block of Wood 03:27

About Paul Reddick

Acclaimed producer/blues musician Colin Linden has said that Paul Reddick is one the most original and inventive singer-songwriters in blues today. His work has been influenced by such poets as William Blake, Kenneth Rexroth, William Carlos Williams as well as the music of Sleepy John Estes, Fred McDowell and the Alan Lomax field recordings. His lyrics have a closeup, whisper in your ear. He is a strong, soulful vocalist whose focus and intensity connect him to the listener with genuine intimacy. His harmonica playing is a blend of complex rhythmic patterns, soaring solo lines, and great dynamic range. Paul Reddick consistently gets the critics raving—he permanently touches anyone who listens to his music. Sugar Bird will once again prove that Paul is pushing the boundaries of the blues.

Canadian bluesman Paul Reddick is a talented songwriter with considerable literary roots that extend far beyond the blues, but incorporate a wealth of pre-war acoustic-blues influences. With the assistance of producer/guitarist Colin Lindon, Reddick crafted a pair of award-winning, critically-acclaimed albums that announced the blues harpist's arrival on the scene. The upcoming Northern Blues release Sugarbird is the pair's third musical collaboration, and it promises more of the raw, poetic blues that Reddick has become known for creating. Sugarbird also features an appearance by roots-rock legend Garth Hudson of the Band on three songs.

Garth Hudson of The Band is Paul’s special guest on 3 tracks.
• Paul’s last CD, Villanelle, was nominated for JUNO Award in Canada and a Maples Blues Award for Blues Album of the Year in 2006.
• Paul’s first NorthernBlues CD, Rattlebag, was nominated for a W.C. Handy Award in 2002, and received universal acclaim. 

Other award nominations for Rattlebag include: 

2002 JUNO Award nomination. 
2002 Canadian Independent Music Award nomination. 
• WINNER: Blues Album of the Year by the Toronto Blues Society.

Great Blues Music in Skalica, Slovakia once again. On the 5th of May, the 15th Jubilee concert cycle of Hudba v Meste took place on the stage of the Culture house. Our guest from Canada -- Paul Reddick, singer and harmonica player, was invited to Skalica by Lubos Bena for this fine performance. Paul Reddick was accompanied by guitarist Teddy Leopard - Canada as well as drummer Mirek Pyschny - Germany.

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