‘Live’ was Julian Sas’s third record and his first live album. It includes ‘Hey Joe’, ‘Machine Gun Jam’ as well as Julian’s take on Muddy Water’s ‘County Jail Blues. It was the final album the Julian Sas Band recorded for Dutch independent Dureco. Recorded at ‘t Vervolg Beverwijk on February 20, 1998, and full of honest gutsy music with no needs for overdubs or any other studio gimmickry.
Julian Sas hails from Beneden Leeuwen a small town in the area where the rivers Rhine, Maas & Waal form the Dutch delta. An area that is an inspiration for Julian’s song writing as much as the Mississippi delta inspired the great classic blues men. Although only 31 years old, Julian has already been favourably compared to such blues luminaries and guitar giants like Johnny Winter, Rory Gallagher and Jimi Hendrix. His playing can be loud and aggressive or sensitive and subtle. Always tasteful, always musical, always emotional. And nobody can boogie like Julian!
Besides John Lee Hooker, Freddie King, Willie Dixon or any other of the classic blues artists that inspire Julian, Rory Gallagher is major influence and inspiration. It is therefore extremely flattering and obviously a great honour that Julian Sas has been invited on a number of occasions to take Rory’s place in the original Rory Gallagher Band. Importantly it also shows the respect that fellow musicians have for Julian.
To fully understand Julian Sas and his two comrades in the band, you have to see them live and experience their dynamic, electrifying performance as witnesses and journalists from the Benelux, Germany and other territories are willing to testify:
“When performing live, Julian Sas and his band sometimes blast out a Hendrix song like Hey Joe or Machine Gun. And I have to say that Julian is about the only one who gets away with it.”
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