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TINSLEY ELLIS

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TINSLEY ELLIS

NAKED TRUTH

ALLIGATOR RECORDS ALCD-5017

(USA)

RELEASE DATE : FEBRUARY 9, 2024

Tinsley Ellis - guitar, vocals

Tracklist:
01 Devil In The Room 03:32    
02 Windowpane    02:56    
03 Death Letter Blues 04:28    
04 Silver Mountain    03:25    
05 Don’t Go No Further 02:54    
06 The Sailor’s Grave On The Prairie 04:03    
07 Tallahassee Blues 04:05    
08 Hoochie Mama 03:43    
09 Alcovy Breakdown     02:28    
10 Horseshoes And Hand Grenades 03:05    
11 Grown Ass Man 02:47    
12 Easter Song 01:52

ATLANTA BORN TINSLEY ELLIS HAS MANAGED TO ACCUMULATE, AT SIXTY-SIX, A MUSICAL WORK THAT PLACES HIM AT THE HIGHEST AMONG THE BLUES-ROCK GUITARISTS EMERGED DURING THE LAST FOUR DECADES / ONE OF THE REFERENCE ARTISTS ON ALLIGATOR RECORDS - "NAKED TRUTH " IS HIS FOURTEENTH ALBUM FOR THE CHICAGO LABEL - ELLIS HAS BEEN A BLUES MUSICIAN IN CONTINUOUSLY MOVEMENT /AFTER GRADUATING IN HISTORY, IN 1981 HE FORMED THE HEARTFIXERS WITH WHOM HE RECORDED ONLY THREE ALBUMS, THE FIRST "TORE UP" (1984) AS  BACKING BAND FOR BLUESMAN NAPPY BROWN, BEFORE ENTERING ALLIGATOR RECORDS IN 1988 AND RELEASING A FIRST ALBUM "GEORGIA BLUE" / TINSEY ELLIS IS A ESPECIALLY FLUID AND SPONTANEOUS GUITARIST, HE DOESN'T HESITATE TO ENDOW HIS NOTES WITH THE ELEGANCE THAT THE BLUES ALLOWS TO SOUL MUSIC PROVIDES BEAUTY TO SUPPOSEDLY MORE COMPLEX OR DISCONCERNING ROCK STRUCTURES / AFTER SIX ALBUMS ON ALLIGATOR, IN 2000 ELLIS IS PRODUCED BY CAPRICORN RECORDS IN THE ALBUM "KINPING" AND OVER THE FOLLOWING FOUR YEARS TELARC RELEASES TWO MORE ALBUMS BY THE GUITARIST, UNTIL RETURN IN 2005 TO THE ALLIGATOR CATALOG WHICH WILL MATERIALIZE IN THREE ALBUMS, HIGHLIGHTING "HIGHWAY MAN", THE GUITARIST'S ONLY LIVE ALBUM AND "MOMENT OF TRUTH", A WONDER OF HIS DISCOGRAPHY / IN 2015, ELLIS DECIDED TO TAKE THE INITIATIVE AND FOUND HIS OWN LABEL , HEARTFIXED MUSIC, RELEASING FOUR ALBUMS IN JUST THREE YEARS / FINALLY, IN 2018, ELLIS RETURNS WITH ALLIGATOR WHERE HE'S DEFINITIVELY ESTABLISHED TO DATE / THIS LATEST ALBUM IS TINSEY ELLIS' FIRST COMPLETELY ACOUSTIC WORK AND IT'S A MASTERPIECE OF DELTA BLUES, AN IMPRESSIVE GUITAR WORK WHERE SOUL AND TECHNIQUE OVERLAP IN A GUITARIST WITH SONGS PERFORMED WITH STRENGTH, SOBRIETY AND ABSOLUTE PROFESSIONALISM / A MILESTONE IN ELLIS' CAREER.

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