Scranton, PA, Release: February 15th, 2021

The JP Williams Blues Band have recorded their fifth commercial CD album entitled “JP & Ekat”, this time featuring the amazing vocalist Ekat Pereyra  It is comprised of features nine original compositions by JP Williams and a special traditional blues song arrangement as a tribute to bluesman Lou  “Bud” Welch,

From the driving opening track, “Mighty Dangerous Boogie” (performed by JP on a handmade 4 string Hybrid Cigar Box Guitar), to the smooth sultry vocals of Ekat on the torch song, “Never Break This Heart”, this album showcases both the songwriting and masterful performances of the musicians comprising The JP Williams Blues Band.  It was recorded during the Covid-19 pandemic by the musicians using remote, individual tracks, limited studio time, and masterful assembly of all the parts by Recording Engineer Lou Pereyra, who together with JP Williams produced the final project.

Together they have worked hard to capture the strength and beauty of the music clearly, honestly, and with true emotion and excitement. The album announcement follows the recent release of the first single and the Youtube video from the album, “Mighty Dangerous Boogie”.

This successful collaboration spans three years in the making with JP Williams recording and performing with one of today’s most talented vocalists, Ekat Pereyra. She has consistently received high critical acclaim for her live performance work. As a songwriter JP is constantly looking for the best way to present his innovative words and music and is honored to have Ekat collaborate with him in these efforts. “JP & Ekat” features the incredible fruits of their labors. It is truly exciting to listen to the results.

The music on this CD reflects a wide sampling of Blues, Jazz & Folk music influences. In pre-release, the songs have already been very well received and are already earning airplay on many syndicated, terrestrial and internet radio stations around the world. A song, “Cigar Box Boogie” from JP Williams Blues Band previous CD. “Everblue” (with Ekat Pereyra) achieved a # 1 spot on the nationally recognized Roots Music Report Top 50 Blues Song Chart (Week of May 25th, 2019). The album finished ranked #43 on the RMR Top Blues Album Chart for the same year.

Awards:​

Winner Steamtown Music Awards

JP Williams Blues Band “Best Blues Act 2016”

Eddie The Harp (JP Williams Blues Band)- “Best Sideman 2018”

 

Contact & more detailed information: JP Williams

Press Kit : https://jp-williams.com/press-kit

Websites: www.JP-Williams.co​ m &.Facebook.com/JPW.Pa​

Email: [email protected]​   Phone: 570-885-0101

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