Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Don't you just love David Egan? You know, David Egan?
(I was afraid of that.)
Shreveport, Louisiana's David Egan has been writing songs since the mid-seventies. Fans of New Orleans and its Jazz Festival will of course know Egan as a fine solo artist and member of the "supergroup" Lil' Band O' Gold, along side such Louisiana heroes Warren Storm, C.C. Adcock, and Steve Riley. Few others know David Egan at all. His songs have been covered by Percy Sledge, Maura O'Connell, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Etta James, Solomon Burke, Irma Thomas, Marcia Ball, and John Mayall, for starters. He's a wonderful piano player and his singing voice, sounding more than a little at times like Boz Scaggs, has a soulful ache that could melt the iciest hearts.
In his 30 plus year career, Egan's only released 2 solo records, 2003's "20 Years Of Trouble" and 2008's "You Don't Know Your Mind." Both of these records play as if they were tailor-made for those of us who pine for the sounds of Crescent City with everything from greasey funk, swamp pop, jump blues, and good time Cajun beats, all with David Egan's melancholy and personal storytelling.
Please enjoy the title track from "You Don't Know Your Mind" and "Dreamer," from the new Lil' Band O' Gold record "The Promised Land," which has secured a spot on my year end list of the best of 2010.
And please buy both of these killer records!
DAVID EGAN- YOU DON'T KNOW YOUR MIND
LIL' BAND O' GOLD- THE PROMISED LAND