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“Emotionally, blues is healing music. It was designed to make oppressed people feel better. But the magic of the blues is that it isn’t just about African-Americans, but about people everywhere. Its tension-and-release form is designed to wring out the emotions, cleanse the soul, and make the audience feel whole — like gospel music, but without the religion,” “As they say in Chicago, you listen to the blues to get rid of the blues.” And, at an essential level, you need to listen to the blues to really understand the blues. No description, however poetic, can suffice.”

Finns new album, “Feck the Illusion” lives up to this. Released on Feb. 25th, (Jims 60th birthday,) it has been carefully engineered in Paula McMahons studio, Twang&Bang by Paula and Jim, (Paula also does backup vocals “Im Getting Stoned” and “Locked Out Boogie.” The album has been brilliantly mastered by Damien Gerrard, and harks back to the “roots” of his earlier work, with the sublime guitar work of Paul Surany and the subtle Bass sounds of Mike Bellamy, the lyrics have all been crafted by these three stalwarts of the industry. Some brilliant sax is to be found on “Reggie” and “Instrumental as Anything” by Henry Holt. Get a taste of this album here, You can purchase the album from the Store here.

With instances of pertinent social comment on the World today, this album not only makes you think with the lyrics, but undeniably gets the toes tapping, and the more you listen, the more comes to mind. The musical craftsmanship of Finn is undeniable, and can be heard clearly on “Instrumental as Anything.” Catch Finn at a gig near you, this Saturday at the Rose Cottage Monaro Hwy. Gilmore ACT 8 pm
Michael.P.Sheehan
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Finn Stuff

Howdy All
Finn Stuff
Back out to Hawkesbury Hotel this Friday and Native Rose Sunday where Irish John Arthurs will be doing some tunes with us across our sets.
Blues on the Lake, Toronto Hotel Saturday 16
th February.
ticketed show $38 online or at venue
https://www.facebook.com/TorontoHotelMotel/
2pm Finn
3.30 Steve Edmonds band,
5 pm Bondi Cigars,
6.30 Mal Eastic,
8.15 Kevin Borich Express
 
Jam Stuff
The jam at the Annandale Hotel tomorrow (Tuesday 22
nd of January), With Tony Pedroza in the guitar spot. Every second Tuesday.
Second Tuesday at the Annandale 5/2/19 we have Gwynn Ashton playing with us as guest on the night.
Gwyn is an amazing exponent of all sorts of guitaring, from swampy dobro slide through to …well just about anything, if it’s bluesy, Gwyn’s got it covered.
More info at
https://www.gwynashton.com/
Don’t forget if you all bring a friend….(C’mon I know you have them), our numbers double.
Sign on 7.30 pm both venues
Musos Club jams website at:-
http://jim0408.wixsite.com/musosclubjamnite

Catch Ya round the traps
Onwards and upwards
The greater the input,
the greater the output.
Freedom ain’t free
Common sense ain’t common.

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