This CD is a collection of original compositions by Chas, a singer/songwriter/guitar and blues harp (harmonica) player originally from the Chicago area, now living in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Over twenty talented musicians from the Lehigh Valley participated in this two-year project including former Sheryl Crow guitarist Todd Wolfe and 'Chicago' Carl Snyder who has played and recorded with the likes of Junior Wells, John Primer, Son Seals and others. The great vibe player Ron Byrne, keyboardists Craig Kastelnik and Dan McKinney, jazz drummer Gary Rissmiller and singers Kassi Furman and Venessa Lovell are also among the many talents to be heard here. Songs reflect influences from blues to jazz, dixieland to rock, Elvis to Jobim, Little Walter to George Smith. These songs are first and foremost distinctively original. As a result, rigid categorization is impossible. From beginning to ending... a journey covering varied terrain...musically, emotionally and stylistically. It had been a hard day...hey, it was a hard week. She had kicked her shoes off the moment she walked in the door. Nice warm shower, comfortable robe, bare feet.. She wasn't going anywhere, it was an evening to relax at home, sink deep into her favorite chair, nibble on little chunks of various cheeses, cheddar...muenster...swiss...colby...light a few candles...sip a glass of merlot and...hmmmmm, what to play? No. No. Not right now... ahhh, yes, just the right CD. She sets it in the tray.. pushes play...slowly backs into her resting place...('Moonshine' plays). A smile slowly comes over her face... Grabs for the remote..(just a little louder...). Yep...that was the right choice... It's gonna be a great night...
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