Matej Ptaszek, Jan Stehlík & Jan Cihák (Czech Republic)
"Screaming The Blues"
Galén - 2019
Matej "Mateo" Ptaszek - lead vocals, harmonica
Jan "St. Johnny" Stehlík - guitar, vocals
Jan "Elvis" Cihák - double bass
01. Dust My Broom
02. Boom Boom
03. Last Night
04. Tv Jump
05. Killing Floor
06. Stormy Monday
08. Sitting On Top Of The World
09. Sweet Fifty
10. Rolling And Tumbling
Photographer, traveler, writer and bluesman, Matej Ptaszek born in Ostrava (Czechoslovakia) in 1979, is one of the European harmonicas with a more established reputation. Since 2008 he has published two live albums (2008, 2013) and a third studio recording ( 2014). According to himself, this 2019 "Screaming The Blues" is a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock festival, and summarizes in 10 covers his particular acoustic tribute to his idols, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Elmore James or T-Bone Walker among others, and without hesitation it is an excellent revision of some of their classics. A real blues album played with generosity to the originals and surprisingly current.
The 2019 album, Screamin The Blues, is available for purchase and download on Amazon, i-Tunes and streaming on Spotify.