DIRT ROAD

DIRT ROAD

Band :
Title : Dirt Road
Release Date : October 22, 2002
Label :
Catalog ref. : B00006JM8Y
Format : Digital Download

The CD has been described as “…an alluring mix of Blues, Americana, and roots music which flirts with Celtic and Arabic melodies on “Out on The Western Plain” and daredevil guitar work on “Dust Devil”.

Covers range from Johnny Winter’s “Dallas”, Mance Lipscomb’s “Spanish Flangdang”, and soundtrack-like forays such as “My Morning Prayer”, and “Holly Ridge”.

An acoustic driven CD featuring Jim Suhler, “Dirt Road” features plenty of driving slide guitar and National resophonic work, and guests such as Carlton Powell, Sam Myers, and Tim Alexander, among others.

  • Swamp Call 0:32
  • Holly Ridge 1:55
  • Country Girl 3:02
  • Walking on the Water 2:43
  • Texas Easy Street 3:13
  • Church Bell Blues 2:58
  • Shake Hands With The Blues 3:47
  • Dallas 3:22
  • Spanish Flagdang 1:56
  • My Morning Prayer 2:24
  • Out on the Western Plain 4:55
  • High Cotton 2:32
  • Tryin’ To Get Back Home 2:38
  • Lauri 1:32
  • Dust Devil 2:52

LIVE AT BLUE CAT BLUES

LIVE AT BLUE CAT BLUES

Band :
Title : Live At Blue Cat Blues
Release Date : June 8, 2000
Label :
Catalog ref. : B00004T9WE
Format : Digital Download

You can count on Jim Suhler and Alan Haynes to do vigorous and exciting music. This live set was recorded at the Blue Cat Blues club in Dallas’ Deep Ellum district. It has none of the studio touch-up work that’s fashionable on many albums that purport to be “live”. On bass and drums respectively are Carlton Powell and Paul Hollis, a famously solid rhythm section that regularly backs Suhler.

The kickoff cut is “Too Poor To Die”, the chunka-chunk rhythm of which hosts as sardonic and macabre a lyric as the version of “Black Cat Bone” by the poet laureate of Texas death music, Lightnin’ Hopkins. The tune has tons of slashing, volcanic slide. A slide swap meet of epic proportion brings on “Knockin’ On My Door”, a hard-hitting shuffle. Suhler sings the former song, Haynes the latter.
Another audience fave is Suhler’s reworking of psychedelic bluesmaster Jimi Hendrix’s “Are You Experienced?”. It’s replete with requisite feedback and sonic weirdness wrought not from a Strat, as you’d expect but from of all things, a National steel acoustic guitar!

So, kick back and imagine yourself at a stage-side table at the Blue Cat. slam a beer. Slam another. and there you are, in Texas, set for an immersive, knock-out blues experience with Jim Suhler and Alan Haynes. -Tim Schuller

  • Too Poor To Die 6:47
  • Knockin’ At Your Door 8:04
  • I Wonder Why 7:44
  • Down And Out In Texas 6:27
  • Don’t Do It 4:18
  • Oh My Baby’s Gone 3:43
  • Say Your Prayers 5:25
  • Are You Experienced 6:36

TIJUANA BIBLE

TIJUANA BIBLE

Band :
Title : Tijuana Bible
Release Date : January 1, 2009
Label :
Catalog ref. : B00FZ0O2ZO
Format : Digital Download

By Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat
Produced by Tom Hambridge

  • Tijuana Bible
  • Devil In Me
  • Drunken Hearted Boy
  • Up To My Neck In You
  • Long Hot Summer
  • Black Sky
  • Deep Water Lullaby
  • Years Of Tears
  • Po’ Lightnin’
  • Border Rock
  • Mexicali Run
  • Sunday Drunk
  • Chaos In Tejas
  • Juice
  • I Could’ve Had Religion
  • Cold Light Of Day