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Argument for the Blues

by Maxey Nicholson

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Josh Maxey, electric
David Nicholson, acoustic & vocals

(by Josh Maxey)

Argument for the Blues is album number four in a series of 6 albums in 12 months.

The songs included here are at the root of my love for the guitar and music. Some of my earliest memories are that of hearing the rock and blues that my father would listen to (loudly!) in the car when I was a kid in Virginia. I knew the music of Neil Young, Zeppelin and the Beatles about as early as I can remember.

It was while hearing that music that I thought, "I want to play the guitar." I think those early listening experiences and my fathers good taste in music sent me down the path to being a musician.

David and I have been playing together since 2003. Some of the song selections included here are ones we have played for years.

I appreciate the touch and perspective he brings to the guitar. As he plays the language of the blues, I hear in his playing a deep love for the music and it's history.

It's easy to make an argument for the blues. And, actually, I don't think it needs an argument. For me it is an expressive and joyous cry that can describe the human condition with it's peaks and valleys. I find the blues at the root of jazz and hope that whatever I play it can be called blues. Or jazz.

Josh Maxey, May 8th, 2012.


released May 8, 2012

Recorded 12/17/11
Engineered by David Parnell
Edited and Mixed by Davide Parnell
Mix and Mastered by Andy Gabrys

Produced by Maxey Nicholson and David Parnell.

Photography by Bob Coulter


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