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Mack 9 Records is proud to announce the release of artist Charles Mack's solo album "Next Generation Blues".

CD Release date and location:
April 14, 2005
Kingston Mines
2548 N. Halsted
Chicago, Illinois 60614
8:00pm CD listening party
10:30pm CD release party

The album is a mixture of Blues, Funk, Soul and Rock, giving it a new sound. Blending the styles of Luther Allison, Jimmy Hendrix, Seal, and George Clinton, the CD leads the way to the next level of blues.

"Keep your eyes open for this guy; you will be seeing a lot of him soon with his talent" Dominique DESMONS, JFD Productions

"Jimmy Hendrix would have loved "Katie's Alone." It's incredibly soulful while possessing a blues rock sensibility that would have inspired one of his trademark psychedelic solos." - David Budge, Rooster Publicity

"I dug the bluesy guitar on "Katie's Alone" -- has a little of the Clapton or Gary Moore feel to it." - Randall Davis, CSC

Artist appearing on the "Next Generation Blues" album include Billy Branch, Maurice John Vaughn, Darek Jackson (formerly of Al Jareau and Kenny Loggins), Sumito-Ariyo Ariyoshi (Billy Branch Band), Mark Mack (Drummer for James Cotton and former member of Ko Ko Taylor's Blues Machine), Nigel Mack, Brian James (Lonnie Brooks Band), Brady Williams, Osee Anderson, Rob Blaine (Little Milton Band) and Roosevelt Purifoy (Carlos Johnson Band).

From classical and contemporary jazz to blues, R&B, and hip-hop, Charles’s virtuosity transcends genres. As a professional bassist, Charles has performed with the Army and Navy Bands nationally and internationally in small ensembles, jazz trios, big bands, rock banks, and country groups. Charles’s talents on the bass graduated him in the top 5% of the Navy School of music program. As a freelance musician, Charles has recorded with house music Diva Cee Cee Peniston, Farly Funk Master and George Jackson; shared the stage with the alternative rock group, Inflatable Soule, the rap group Cypres Hill, Blues and R&B artist Bobby Rush, Otis Rush, Bobby Bland, Jimmy Johnson, Otis Taylor, Shemekia Copeland, Ko Ko Taylor, Buddy Guy, Marcia Ball, Maria Muldaur and numerous jazz ensembles including; the Daren Motamedy group and his self-titled Charles Mack and the Next Step. Charles Mack served as permanent bassist for Chicago-based Contemporary Jazz artist Carlos Canon and toured with Dallas-based, Verve Records Blues/R&B artist Lucky Peterson. Currently he is still bassist for Grammy Award winner James Cotton.

The show along with Charles’s vocals is powerful, intense and keeps the audience on their toes.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Charles Mack
  • Press Release Date: 4/14/2005
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