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Blues for Boston

by Lloyd Thayer

lloyd Thayer's lap style dobro and national steel guitar have made him an underground legend in the subways and on the streets of Boston for years.......his latest release features a medley of skip james' killing floor and bob dylan's masters of war
Genre: Blues: Acoustic Blues
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1. B for Boston
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2:22 album only
2. Talk Is Cheap
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3:07 album only
3. Walking Blues
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4:27 album only
4. Same Train
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3:23 album only
5. The Message
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6:37 album only
6. Same Mistake, Different Day
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3:55 album only
7. Killing War
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9:36 album only
8. Everybody Has to Suffer
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3:40 album only
9. Bloodless World
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4:14 album only
10. Statesboro Blues
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3:25 album only
11. Crazy Nutjob
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12. You Got to Move
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13. Flat Foot
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Album Notes
Blues for Boston is lloyd Thayer’s much anticipated third album, released in response to constant requests by his fans for an “all blues” cd. And so these 13 songs are just that, all blues, played in Thayer’s incredibly unique style, which combines elements of old time Delta masters with modern ideas and stories of today.
Thayer plays all of his songs lapstyle on squareneck resonator guitars, including a 1929 National tricone. Also included on this cd are several songs played on lap style 12 string guitar, with the strings raised by a piece of bone that Thayer cut himself. The 12 string adds a haunting, almost sitar like quality to songs like Fred McDowell’s “You Got to Move” and Thayer’s own “Everybody has to Suffer”. Last, but not least, and always a crowd favorite at festivals and shows is the song “Flat Foot” which is played on a home made one stringed diddley bow.
Thayer’s medley of Skip James’ “Killing Floor” and Bob Dylan’s “Masters of War” has already been receiving airplay on radio stations across the U.S., while his one chord free improvisational arrangement of the GrandMaster Flash song “The Message”
draws rave reviews wherever he plays.
In addition to eight powerful original songs, another standout track is lloyd’s version of the Son House classic “Walking Blues”, which features Thayer’s improvisational skills, as he explores classical Indian melodies which share so much common ground with Delta style blues of old.
lloyd has recently opened shows for Johnny Winter, John Hammond, Harry Manx, Paul Rishell and Annie Raines and many others. After his opening sets, audiences are usually left shaking their heads and asking “Who ARE you?!” or “Where have you been HIDING?!?” or “How do you DO that??”.
Endless hours of playing on street corners and subway platforms have honed his songs and skills the old fashioned way, one song, one note, one heartbeat at a time. With the release of BLUES FOR BOSTON, lloyd Thayer is sure to emerge from the underground, one song, one note, one heartbeat, one friend, at a time............


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Marilyn Weber

Blues for Boston
Really Good Album!

Przemek Draheim, Polish Blues & Gospel Radio Host, www.blues.pl/

Interesting, intense and raw
Lloyd Thayer is one of the most interesting lap slide players around and this CD with beautiful cover and great sound quality proves that. His playing is as intense as always with a raw edge that can only be heard in the music of a real bluesman. Lloyd knows the blues well - now is the time for you to get to know him.


This guy can play the lap slide! Excellent, Everybody has to suffer is as haunting as it gets.


Wrong cd, but that one is good too. This one is better, and Everyone has to Suffer is eerily spooky.


Great CD
Mighty fine job with this CD, the 12 String Dobro on a few traks sounds incredible! Drop Steel.

Peter from Austin

Every track is heartfelt; I highly recommend it. If you like authentic, traditional blues, you will absolutely love this CD!