Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Greg Koch & Malford Milligan - Live at Waterfront Blues Festival, Portland, OR, July 3, 2009 [FM][FLAC]

Start with the deep-rooted soulfulness of Austin, Texas R&B vocalist Malford Milligan, add an equally large portion of international guitar radical Greg Koch and let the flavors simmer and mingle. The resulting concoction is a mix of blues, soulful R&B, and American roots music: the band “Nation Sack.” (In the Robert Johnson song “Come On Into My Kitchen,” “nation sack” is a reference to a hoodoo pouch used by women to cast a spell over lovers as well as foes). Deeply informed by blues, blues-rock, jazz, funk, country and even classical idioms, Nation Sack stretches the boundaries of traditional blues orthodoxy. Front men Greg Koch (guitar) and Malford Milligan (vocals) are joined by veterans Tom Good (bass) and Del Bennett (drums). The resulting is an organic gumbo that brings a new, refreshing voice to an idiom inundated with sameness. Malford Milligan is a world class blues/soul singer, based out of Austin, Texas. With his nationally acclaimed band "Storyville," Malford Milligan recorded three CDs, two for Atlantic Records, and one with November Records. He performed on "Austin City Limits" twice with "Storyville," and once with Eric Johnson. Malford Milligan has also appeared on the Conan O'Brian show; toured with B.B. King, James Cotton, Edgar Winter, Double Trouble, and Kenny Wayne Shepard; and has recorded on more than 30 albums with such artists as, Hal Ketchum, Marcia Ball, Doyle Bramhall, Alejandro Escovedo, Sue Foley, Stephen Bruton, Chris Smither, Eric Johnson, Double Trouble, The Boneshakers, and Toni Price. "Male Vocalist of the Decade" - Austin Chronicle "(He) may be the next great soul singer...his tenor resonance and barking delivery invite comparisons with Sam Cooke and Otis Redding, and when he's onstage you can't take your eyes off him!!!” - Texas Monthly Magazine.

Greg Koch has been called a "twisted guitar genius" and "eclectic virtuoso" by guitar pundits. The towering Koch has moved beyond local hero status in the upper Midwest by becoming an internationally renowned guitarist, session ace, top-selling guitar instructional book and DVD star, magazine columnist, radio personality, comedian and in-demand world class guitar clinician for Fender Musical Instruments and Hal Leonard Publishing Co. His work with music publishing giant Hal Leonard has resulted in an extraordinarily successful catalog of guitar instructional materials. Koch has five internationally released and acclaimed CDs two with Steve Vai's Favored Nations label. “… pound for pound the best guitar player in the world today. His, tone, feel and style are unrivaled in today’s guitar playing community. He is scary good.” - Joe Bonamassa. Enjoy !!!

Thanks to twofthrs

Recorded from KBOO FM a local all volunteer radio station.

Linage: FM tuner straight to HD>CD Wave>TLH>FLAC>torrent.

Excellent sound

Set List

1. envy the dead
2. don't change horses
3. livin' the dream
4. good day for the blues
5. going down
6. Instrumental - (the shadows?) - Dazed & Confused (Led Zeppelin)
7. don't make me cry ??
8. come and gone
9. Rock & Roll (Led Zeppelin)

Format: FLAC

Enjoy !!!

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Dr. Fusion said...

Highly recommended !!





Anonymous said...

The instrumental song portion of song number 6 is "Pipeline." The song made famous by Dick Dale and his Fender guitar.