Craig Hughes | Hard Times, Vol. 1

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Hard Times, Vol. 1

by Craig Hughes

Scottish alt.blues/roots artist returns with a six-track EP featuring acoustic stomp blues, a banjo tune, melancholic balladry, a rough-and-ready polka and the punk-blues musings of a lovelorn serial killer.
Genre: Blues: Dirty Blues
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1. Promises, Promises
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2. He Loved Her and She Sent Him to Hell
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3. Hard Times Every Day
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4. Tapes for My Walkman
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5. Left to Crawl
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6. Cave Full of Woman Bones
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Album Notes
Here's just some of what has been written about Craig Hughes in print and online over the past few years ...

A bear of a man he can be ferocious on the guitar but his bottleneck style and use of sustain reminded one of Zoot Horn Rollo’s instructions from the good Captain.
(Americana UK)

Hughes is a guitarist first and foremost mixing raw blues, acoustic slide and electric to excellent effect ... gritty, raw and affecting with echoes of the Texas dust, fuzzed up psych and country and the low moan of the deep south.
(The Mad Mackerel)

Craig Hughes has placed himself firmly in the forefront of Raw, Straight Forward Blues.
(Blues Underground Network - 2011)

Craig Hughes kicks ass.
(New Music Scotland)

... Scottish alt-bluesman Hughes' debut album is a caustic, fuzz-laden, lo-fi affair with gritty acoustic
slide aplenty. Arresting.
(Guitar & Bass Magazine)

This kind of blues isn't for the faint-hearted ... it's as if a Blues line-up of Black Sabbath had decided to play
Tom Waits with a hint of Velvet Underground.
(Blues Matters! - 2010)

This is simply a brilliant album!
(Loud Horizon)

... thought provoking lyrics ... pure acid emotion ... haunting.

...if Quentin Tarantino was a blues singer, this is the kind of stuff he would be putting out
(Blues Underground Network - 2010)

Craig Hughes' angry, dark take on life will appeal to those who have open ears ... well worth checking out.

Blues Music the way it was meant to be played, down and dirty, no prisoners taken.
(The Blues Report) vocals, and a bottleneck guitar style that draws on the greats ... Son House, Muddy Waters,
Blind Willie Johnson ... Alt.Blues lovers can buy with confidence.
(Blues Matters! - 2009)

Imagine RL Burnside was deported to Glasgow for his sins. Might well have sounded like Craig Hughes.
(Blues Bunny)


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