There’s no better way to experience the Gordon Bonham Blues Band than in a live setting. Notes From Underground was recorded during a live radio broadcast over WFHB Community Radio in Bloomington, Indiana. The album features songs by Little Walter, Magic Sam and T-Bone Walker, which have been staples of the guitar-and harmonica-driven GBBB for years, and also includes songs by Bonham and the band’s harmonica ace Tom Harold. David Murray and Jeff Chapin provide the rhythm.
Low Down and Blue is the first CD released in 1998. David Lindquist of the Indianapolis Star gave it no.3 of the top ten local albums of the year. Blending a gritty Chicago style, a low down Texas vibe, and a bit of west coast swing, Bonham pulls it all together in Indianapolis, the Crossroads of America. Harmonica and guitar propel thirteen original blues, with two choice classics–all Low Down and Blue.
Eleven original songs played by some of Indy’s finest musicians. GB teamed up with Kevin Anker on keyboards, David Murray on bass, Jeff Chapin on drums and Tom Harold on harmonica to record his new songs. “Studio wizard” Michael Graham captured the band in a traditional “live” setting. Recorded in one room with live vocals and solos, Soon in the Morning offers a mix of uptown guitar and keyboard driven blues guaranteed to make you move.
Get Back Home is Bonham’s solo acoustic offering. Recorded in 1997 in one setting, it is a mix of classic country and delta blues, featuring Texas style acoustic guitar and Mississippi bottleneck slide on Bonham’s 1930 National steel guitar. Classic covers play nicely next to Bonham’s originals. Soon to be back in print, but in the meantime it’s available for electronic download by clicking the button below.