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Leadfoot Rivet

Southern Echoes 

Southern Echoes
  • THE BULLFROG
    SHED MY OLD SKIN
    HANGOVER IN HANOVER
    HIGHLY EDUCATED FOOL
    HE AIN'T HEAVY (HE IS MY BROTHER)
    GHOST TRAIN
    SLOW MOTION
    LIVIN' WITH ME SURE IS FUNNY
    HE IS A LONER
    SOMEWHERE SOUTH OF MACON
    DAMNED TOURISTS !
    MISS PARANOIA
    DINOSAUR
    WHY LIE ? NEED BEER !
    THE GAME OF LOVE

MUSICIENS :

Leadfoot Rivet : lead vocals / mouth harps / resonator rhythm guitar
Anson Funderburgh : lead guitar on "Highly educated fool"
Slim Batteux : organ / piano
Stan Noubard-Pacha : electric guitar
Jean-Paul Avellaneda : acoustic & electric guitars
Stéphane Avellaneda : drums & percussions
Thomas Weirich : bass guitar / acoustic & electric guitars / mandolins / slide guitar
guitar sitar / mandocaster
Alex Satger & Nicole Lise : backing vocals
The Clinch brothers : backing vocals

CRÉDITS :

Recorded & mixed by Jean-Paul Avellaneda at EVS Studio - Oraison (France)

Executive production: Philippe Langlois
Mastering by Dumé

Artwork by Bruno Boussard
Photos by Olivier Ménart

© 2015 Dixiefrog Records - 2015 Leadfoot Rivet & Jean-Paul Avellaneda

PRESSE :

Review in « TWOJ BLUES »  magazine from Poland / Winter 2015 / 2016

LEADFOOT RIVET  « Southern Echoes »

It’s not easy to explain how this french bard, poet & singer songwriter has converted Provence into the Deep South of the USA !
He has already proved on his previous album that he is a superb bluesman well soaked into american music. He is so deeply imerged into it he can approach any style chameleon like !!
Of the fifteen tracks included most of the songs are penned by Leadfoot and the deep voiced singer can appeal to everyone, sometimes even sounding like a crooner. And he sings harmonies too !  The melodies are efficient and really stick to your ear
The great Anson Funderburgh lends his magic guitar touch to the album as well as guitarists Stan Noubard-Pacha and JP Avellaneda, the latest acting as the producer too.

Ryszard Gloger

Chronique dans « TWOJ BLUES MAGAZINE »  (Pologne)  Hiver 2015 / 2016

LEADFOOT RIVET  « Southern Echoes »

Pas facile d’expliquer comment ce barde, poète et ACI français a pu transformer sa Provence natale en Deep South des Etats Unis !!
Il avait déjà prouvé avec son album studio précédent qu’il est un superbe bluesman parfaitement immergé dans cette culture et il peut en aborder tous les styles comme un véritable caméléon.
Des 15 titres inclus, la majorité est de sa plume et sa voix grave peut plaire à tous les auditeurs évoquant parfois même un crooner !!! Il fait même les chœurs également !
Les mélodies restent dans l’oreille tellement elles sont efficaces. Le grand Anson Funderburgh prête son talent de guitariste tout comme Stan Noubard-Pacha et JP Avellaneda qui est aussi le réalisateur de l’album.

Ryszard  Gloger 

Chronique dans « BLUES NEWS », December 2015

LEADFOOT RIVET  « Southern Echoes »
(Dixie Frog, 67:27)

Leadfoot Rivet, one of France’s oldest blues musicians on the job, is presenting his latest album.
As the album title suggests, you find a mix of styles coming from the Southern parts of the US, which have had a huge musical influence on Leadfoot Rivet over the years. There are 15 songs, pretty much all written by himself, which consist of Soul and Country music elements, all blended in with a lot of Blues.
The list of people being involved in making this album come true is long, yet I would like to mention Jean-Paul Avellaneda, not only playing guitar but also being the co - producer, as well as Stéphane Avellaneda, who is usually playing drums for Ana Popovic, Anson Funderburgh, courtesy playing guitar on Highly Educated Fool, and, finally, Stan Nouba-Pacha, whose guitar playing on He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother does remind you of Eric Clapton. This particular song, written by Bob Russel and Bobby Scott, happened to be a hit record for the Hollies in the late 1960s. In Leadfoot Rivet’s version, there actually is a second vocalist, Slim Batteux, who is also a brilliant keyboard player.
Speaking of vocalists, Leadfoot’s voice is very deep and quite intense. ‘My voice is a bassy croak’, is what he says of himself, when introducing his album The Bullfrog.
To make a long story short, this album is well made, and, each time again, it is a pleasure to listen to. (tjg)

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