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Georgia Blues Dawgs "Hard Times"

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The Georgia Blues Dawgs are:
David T.-Guitar/vocals
Mike Haid-Drums
Tommy Vickery-Bass/vocals

Guitar slinger David T. Chastain made quite a name for himself in 2000 with his blues rock based release SOUTHERN GENTLEMEN "Exotic Dancer Blues." The Cd received rave reviews from all across the globe. The reviews were universally positive in rock, blues, metal and the straight press.

With the Georgia Blues Dawgs, David T. has moved one step deeper into the blues realm with the new release "Hard Times." This 11 track Cd has enough power, soul and emotion to satisfy the blues rocker as well as the true blues fans. Yet with enough hard driving guitar to keep the guitar fanatics foaming at the mouth.

States David, "With the Gents I discovered that music could be fun again. Just playing and singing about stuff that would bring a smile to my face. No pretensions just plug in and play." From the opening track of "Let Me Love You" to the mournful closing track "Don't Be Cruel" David T. exudes the confidence of a man who has been playing the guitar on the world stage for many years.

David adds, "On Hard Times I wanted to take the music one step further away from rock and even closer to blues. I will never release anything like Muddy Waters because my music still has too have a little rock and a lot of roll before I feel comfortable. The slower tracks such as "Lies" and "Don't Be Cruel" are personal favorites for their sounds of anguish that I seem to have always been attracted to in minor scale blues. Of course the opening tracks "Let Me Love You," and "I Can't Refuse" always gets me up and dancing!"

Joining David T. in the Dawgs are bassist Tommy Vickery and drummer Mike Haid. Mike has performed and recorded with some of the world's most accomplished musicians including; Ray Gomez (Stanley Clarke), Oscar Cartoya (Spyro Gyra), Steve Wood (Kenny Loggins), Kirk Covington (Tribal Tech, Allan Holdsworth, Joe Zawinul), and countless recordings as a session drummer. Mike is also currently a major reviewer for Modern Drummer magazine.

Tommy has played in bands with blues and rock greats such as Jai Johanny Johanson , Chuck Leavell, and Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band, Randall Bramlett, Johnny Jenkins as well as stints with more soulful groups such as the Platters, Drifters, Little Anthony and the Imperials, and Archie Bell and the Drells.

With the combination of David's rock influences, Mike's fusion influences and Tommy's blues and soul influences when the band gets to jamming the music takes on a unique and very satisfying mix.

The Georgia Blues Dawgs are a showcase for Southern Georgia Blues with a touch of rock that will leave everyone wanting more. Their debut Cd release "Hard Times" is nothing short of a rollicking good time for all .

We will leave the final words to David T. "This Cd was tons of fun to make from beginning to end. I hope the listener enjoys it as much as we did making it!"

You can now download individual tracks or this entire Cd at itunes!!
Georgia Blues Dawgs - Hard Times

Georgia Blues Dawgs "Racing Back"

Georgia Blues Dawgs "Blues Rock City Jam"
Georgia Blues Dawgs Photos
Old US artwork for Hard Times!! (featuring Tamalynn)
David T.'s Southern Gentlemen at Leviathan Records.

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