Willie McBlind

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Willie McBlind is a Harmonic Series Blues band featuring vocalist Meredith 'Babe' Borden, guitarist Jon Catler, bassist Neville L'Green and drummer Lorne Watson. The Blues has always existed between the notes, but Willie McBlind goes all the way - using 64-tone Just Intonation and fretless guitars to recast the blues in a different Harmonic framework.

Willie McBlind plays original blues as well as modern rearrangements of some of the Delta masters including Charlie Patton, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Howlin' Wolf and Blind Willie Johnson. The arrangements often start simply enough, and develop in new directions informed by the unique tuning. Willie McBlind has mastered the subtle shadings of pitch so crucial to blues feeling, yet so trampled in the modern day rush of our time. In songs such as the Catler composition Shallow Gray, the band unearths a mountain
of overtones evoking Clouds over the Delta...........

photo credit: Joseph A. Rosen © 2009


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WILLIE McBLIND PERFORMING BLOOD MOON / NOBODY'S FAULT BUT MINE

BLUE APPLE BLUES FESTIVAL @ CRASH MANSION, NYC, 4/3/08

 

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JON CATLER AND BABE BORDEN OF WILLIE MCBLIND

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WILLIE AND BABE                  photo credit: Joseph A. Rosen © 2009

NEW!! Willie McBlind's new CD, Bad Thing, is now available!!

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Willie McBlind's debut CD, Find My Way Back Home

Willie McBlind - Find My Way Back home

 

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Willie McBlind @ Blue Apple Blues Festival, April 3, 2008 - photo Joseph A. Rosen © 2008

Jon Catler - photo Joseph A. Rosen © 2008

Babe Borden - photo Joseph A. Rosen © 2008

Neville L'Green - photo Joseph A. Rosen © 2008

Lorne Watson - photo Joseph A. Rosen © 2008

Willie McBlind, photo: Ray Block

 

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