"Mister Eclectic" - CD number four from Canadian fusion guitarist Lou DeAdder.
A fabulous and creative blend of Rock, R&B, Funk, Blues, Country and Outside Material - this all-original offering opens with an uptempo blues number called "Seein' My Baby Tonight" to get your fingers and toes tapping. Track two moves into a very funky, R&B flavoured number called "You're The One." We even have a Country Rock tune called "OOooOOWee" - do I see someone line dancing?
Add a couple more R&B and Blues numbers along with a few ballads and you have something you don't hear everyday - a different, original CD with actual production quality.
Instrumentation includes: Brett Piekarz on rock solid Bass - Enrique Loyola laying it down on Drums - Martin Alex Aucoin ticklin' the ivories on Piano and Organ - Leo Sullivan burnin' on Sax - Steve McDade shakin' the walls on Trumpet - Carlos del Junco playin' some mean Harmonica - Bob Taillefer with some sweet Pedal Steel - Dave Perry belting it out on Background Vocals and World Class Guitar from one of the original Space Cowboys --->> Lou DeAdder.
No Cover tunes - No Pop tunes - just the real deal. Check it out!!!
"These CD's keep getting better and better! The first three tracks are excellent driving music which is exactly what I did on my way home last night. Windows down, music cranked up, there is nothing better! It is next to impossible not to have the toes tapping and the fingers snapping to this CD. Horn section is awesome, percussion including keyboards, fabulous and of course without saying the guitar playing and vocals, outstanding. A wonderful compilation of sounds, ideas and emotions. This CD ended way too soon. "Mister Eclectic", a very fitting title. Hands down my favourites are tracks 7 and 9 with 9 just edging ahead of 7. What was your inspiration behind 9? (Do you feel an interview coming on here.) Congratulations to yourself and all the musicians involved. An extremely gifted team."
"Thank you for sending your new CD, "Mister Eclectic", my way. I like what I hear, big time. It kicks off with a blues-jazz feel, then goes through the funky territory. In every setting you sound at home and your guitar is always under control, never forced or abused. It may be eclectic, but it sure is fun! I will be happy to present your music in my shows. I think my listeners will like it!"
-Przemek Draheim, Radio Sfera, Poland
"Greetings Lou, a note here to say how much I've been really enjoying your new 'Mister Eclectic' CD......as its been great to hear you in a vocal context combined with the usual show-stopping guitar....and the 'Eclectic' romp of styles and lyrical substance . You continue to be one of my favorite recording artists...and here's wishing that this latest endeavor is your most sucessful to date."
-Eddie Russell, Texas
"I received a copy of your latest album some days ago and I now want to thank you so much for sending it to me. "Eclectic" is as good as I could only expect from such a talented guitar player and musician like you. You know how much I enjoy your mixture of blues, funk, jazz & rhythm'n'blues indeed! And let me please add that I'm so glad you turn back to sing and had such an extraordinaire and very special guest like Carlos del Junco, an artist I really admire a lot. Last week I started playing "Eclectic" in my radio show of American roots based music at Radio Voce Spazio. More of your music will surely be aired in the next weeks of course. In the meantime let me please thank you once again for your kind attention and wish you all the best."
-Massimo Ferro, Radio Voce Spazio, Italy
"Lou DeAdder should be a lot more prominent than he currently is. This release is his fourth since 2005 (with another one in the works) and he gets better with every outing. The guy sure can crank them out. DeAdder has been playing guitar since July, 1964, his early guitar heroes being Johnny Winter, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page. His fluid style of playing brings to mind axe gurus like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Albert Collins. A lot of blues music seems to need to come out and commit bodily harm because that’s the “hard drivin’ blues” style. With country, the more annoying twang and lost love the better. And some jazz has to be so intellectual that only music philosophers need apply. DeAdder has blended all these styles together in varying amounts on this CD. He never really gives up his blues roots; it’s more that he isn’t tied to the single vernacular and feels free to take samples from here and there. His real mastery is in blending all of this together into a listenable series of songs. Get this CD and then hear DeAdder in concert…while you don’t have to pay $100 a head to do it."
-Jeremiah Sutherland, Bullfrogmusic Reviews
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"This is the fourth CD from Ontario, Canada based singer and guitarist Lou, and as with its predecessors, it definitely gets the thumbs up. Lou is a blues guitarist, but equally, he is unafraid to ‘mix it up'. The opener is a fine example; is it blues or is it jazz? It is accomplished enough to please fans of both genres, I guess. Next up is a tough piece of funk-blues, then some more or less straight blues, with Lou’s cool singing throughout. ‘Drivin’ Down The Line’ is a blues, though with a curious riff that owes a lot to jazz and rock. As the CD title indicates, the set continues in this eclectic vein with blues, soul ballads, funk and even some country-rock. As the backing musicians include two horns, the famed blues harpman Carlos Del Junco and Bob Taillefer on pedal steel guitar, Lou always has the band to pull it off. How come no big label has signed this guy up yet? Buy this and be one step ahead."
-Norman Darwen, BluesArtStudio, Austria
"Lou DeAdder is Mister Eclectic. His fourth CD, in as many different styles. I've got just one thing to say: Check this one out!"
-Christoffer Larson, Blue Note Radio, Norway