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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’s 8
th Cd is with the printer and should be back this week. Many thanks to those of you who have responded for a copy already.
We think this is our best album to date.
 
Last Friday Crown Hotel, always the Crownie, crowd down a bit but seems Valentine’s day now makes a difference to going out and seeing a band.
Saturday ‘Blues on the Lake’, Toronto Hotel Saturday 16th February, Great crowd, well over 400, well attended and went very well for the first one, should be a yearly event now.
Sunday Native Rose, many to thank, Roscoe Waraker, Paula McMahon, Elizabeth Bellmore (She did a grand job and is improving all the time) Irish John, who always make the place come alive and George Rigatos.
We wish George all the best. He is in hospital for some operative work and we in the Finn camp are thinking of him today and hoping to see him bright and chirpy come Friday.
 
 
Jam Stuff
This Tuesday at the Annandale 19/2/19 we have Paul O’Brien as our guest guitarist. Paul is a great all round performer strong vocals wonderful playing and I personally love Paul’s original, come and check him out, numbers good at Annandale but always room for more.
Double the crowd….bring a friend.
Sign on 7.30 pm all venues

Jim
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