David Owen`s Livin’ Life celebrates his triumphant return to recording and performing after a self-imposed hiatus. The acoustic blues musician who accompanies himself on guitar and harmonica was last heard from in 2007 with the release of his 4 On The Floor EP. That recording followed his debut, Red Hot Kisses 2003. Now he`s back and bluesier than ever with Livin’ Life, a dynamic, fuller-sounding recording that honours the traditional form of roots and blues while employing a cutting and contemporary edge. The approach to recording the new songs evolved as Owen planned his latest career move. Downchild`s Gary Kendall, onboard since 4 On The Floor, is back as producer, as is veteran bassist, Alec Fraser who uses his brush bass style to provide the bottom end and percussion; the talented, multi-instrumentalist Jimmy Bowskill rounds out the studio group, providing violin, viola, mandolin, pedal steel and electric guitar. The result is an original and unique set of rough-and-ready blues and roots music guaranteed to jump start Owen`s career and catch the ear of a multitude of music fans around the world.
This is a well-done, good sounding and tasteful album. I`m really enjoying it. Thanks for sharing the good music. Bruce Iglauer-Alligator Records