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Slide-ville

by Cole Prior Stevens

So you're a sucker for slide guitar? Come visit here for a listen. Mellow-to-rockin' grooves filled with sweet-to-greasy slide. Oh. and I can sing too.
Genre: Blues: Slide Guitar Blues
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1. Tell Me
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2. Red Light Blues
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3. Cherry Tree Blues
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4. Land of Plenty
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5. Willy Peter Blues
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6. Blues Is My Religion
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7. Country Boy
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8. Dirty Little War
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9. Train Load of Blues
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10. Tumble With My Baby
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11. Impatient Blues
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This new CD is called Slide-Ville! If you enyjoy slide guitar (electric or acoustic)every song is jam packed with slide guitar!

Slide-Ville is a great collection of 11 new and old original tunes I've written that feature my guitar, lots of sweet-to-greasy bottleneck slide work in a variety of open tunings.

You'll find that my music is influenced by traditional blues, Delta & Chicago blues and well as Memephis, Nawlin's and West coast styling. You'll even find a bit of country blues influence in there… but it's all from the heart!

Visit both of Cole's Myspace webpages to stream a few of these songs in their entirety.


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Tom


From listening to this CD release it’s obvious that nobody ever told Cole Prior Stevens that he isn’t from the delta. It’s also fairly easy from his style to guess who his heroes and influences were. His vocals and guitar tone compliment one another well, making for a great sound. If you like great slide guitar in the Mississippi Delta style, this release is a must have for your collection.

JM Czark

Great down home slide playing with feeling.
Your going to enjoy the blues with his own original twist. Great deal for a great cd, thanks to Cole and cd baby. Highly recommended

Al Lundy- Blues Highway Show KZUM 89.3


If you are unfamiliar with the work of Cole Stevens, "Slide-Ville" is a great place to hear the versatility of this incredible writer and musician.

Through his trademark slide work, the sound of the delta just seems to drip from Cole's guitar. Slide-Ville takes you to a place where you just want to buy a piece of property and retire.

Rick Anderson


Let me begin with how I came to know Cole’s music. It was one of those blind forays on CD-Baby, and the title caught me "Out Of The Blue". I ordered it, and was totally "flabbergasted" at how good the music was, and how well written, produced, and recorded the entire album was. I immediately emailed Cole, and have enjoyed many a good quip with him over the past few years.

OK, now to business. "Slide-Ville", is honestly the flip side of "Out Of The Blue". Instead of the acoustic licks I have come to know and appreciate so much, this is an offering of electric slide blues. The word “flabbergasted” comes up again…..I had no idea Cole was such a great slide guitar player! Well, I’m here to tell everyone, he can smoke the strings on just about anything he lays his hands on; and he does….all throughout this album.

An interesting part of this all, is the fact that there’s almost no drum tracks to be found on the album. I know, I said "interesting"- but that’s because omitting that customary part of the music opens your ears to just how wonderful the guitar work is… and I can’t say it enough, the guitar work on this album will drag you off into places your imagination rarely has the opportunity to go. Close your eyes, and the music and lyrics easily come to life in each song. Cole, and his band mate for 28 years, Mike Butler, do a fabulous job all through the album.

Lyrically, this is such a great listen. Each of the 11 tracks is an original, and you can tell Cole has not only a great sense of the world around him, but he has a unique character and great sense of humor. I can’t listen to Land Of Plenty without about falling out of my chair! There’s a lot of Cole’s life threaded in the lyrics, and if you listen folks, this is what blues is all about… telling the story, while keeping your feet and hips moving without your realization that it’s even happening.

Cole is also a socially conscious man, and that shows in "Willy Peter Blues", and "Dirty Little War". I’m glad he wrote and recorded both, as they are spot-on to current events, and will still be a legacy long after our presence in Iraq is simply pages in a history book. That, folks, is daring, considering the fragility of the Blues industry, and I think it’s great to see someone, regardless of genre, have the courage to get it done.

Let me pick on one more song before I wrap this up. "County Boy" is one of my favorites. This is a self portrait of Cole’s life, and again, this is what the Blues is all about. It has a little country flair to it, and although Cole probably won't admit it, this is a solid Blues tune… just because it says Country in the title, don’t let it fool you!

You can find Cole and his music on myspace, at www.myspace.com/colepriorstevens. Blues, is the backbone of Rock and Country, and Slide-Ville, to me, is one of those albums destined to be the backbone of electric slide blues. If you really enjoy great Blues…… "Slide-Ville" is a must have for your collection!

Tom Condé

It works, and works WELL,,,what more can I say :-)

Cindy from California

Amazing sound! Recommend blues lovers take a listen!
Slide-ville by Cole Prior Stevens is a huge 'jump up' from his original music 6 years ago. This fellow has done nothing but grow into 'his blues skin'! Highly suggest all Blues lovers take a listen!

BluesforJesus

Cole does it again
If you know anything about Slide guitar then Cole Prior Stevens should be no stranger to you. He Strikes a winning blow again with Slide-Ville.There is no weak tracks on this disk.Many artists try and copy the greats of slide guitar, but Cole has carved out his own style with originality and finesse. This Cd should appeal to anybody with a love of the blues, a love of the slide guitar. or just a love of some very original music. A must have for any collection.

Lisa @ The MoLi Ranch

I love it!!
I listen to Slide-ville, daily. Every day is a new day, I always turn it off with another favorite song in mind and it keeps me going throughout the day. I now find myself humming to the lyrics. Cannot wait for the next CD adventure.

outthereman

"Slide-ville" Slides In Safe At Home for a Grand Slam!
Slide-ville has more than 29 dimentions of Blues compatibility. Cole Prior Stevens effortlessly cuts to the bone in a montage of emotional projections from the first strains of Tell Me, to our generation's new soul-searching Blues anthem: Blues Is My Religion. Down to the last song, Impatient Blues; Slide-ville is a two outs, bases-loaded, home run offering. No doubt this effort is from the heart, and loaded with new, inspiring Blues guitar riffs. Highly recommended.

Judith Gayle- Polictical Moderator: Planet Waves


Cole Prior Stevens latest CD; Cole is a bluesman, and his new offering, Slide-ville, is a joy. Cole does with a slide the same thing Bill Clinton does with an audience of women … pleases and seduces, and leaves ‘em wanting more. Cole’s managed to pack a good deal of contemporary emotion into this album … lusty, celebratory, mournful — the Dirty Little War cut, about the soul-price our soldiers pay, is particularly potent and Blues Is My Religion comes straight from the heart. Cole has been a long time reader of Waves, he’s “one of ours” — if you love blues, you’ll love Slide-ville