March 12, 2010 (Clarksdale, Mississippi) – Saturday, March 20th will be a house party for the history books when hometown blues guitar hero Terry “Big T” Williams unleashes his latest album live on stage at Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale.
The inaugural release from Matt The Scat Records, “Jump Back, Big T’s in the House” features a mix of blues classics by Mississippi-born artists like Muddy Waters and Luther Allison and soon-to-be classic originals by Williams and his band.
Early reviews of the new CD have been positive. “This album has it all: old school, new school and a splash of some funky blues,” raved one reviewer (Jersey Bob).
“The band and producers worked hard to make this a CD that Big T fans would go back to again and again,” says Matt Blumert, founder of Matt The Scat Records and executive producer of the new album. “Big T is probably best known for his high-energy guitar workouts on stage, but he is also a dynamic vocalist and up-and-coming songwriter. Hopefully, this new release will help showcase his many musical talents to the world.”
Back, Big T’s in the House” features Williams’
long-time local rhythm section. Drummer Lee Williams is
a veteran of recording sessions by James “T-Model”
Ford, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Pat Thomas and
other Magnolia State residents. Bassist Jeremy Horton
is a veteran of numerous live shows and a former student
of the Delta Blues Museum’s Arts & Education
Program in Clarksdale.
Additional backing is provided by session keyboardist Elijah “Doc” Wilkins and fan-turned-musician Vann A. Durham.
Recorded late last summer at the new, state-of-the-art Clarksdale Soundstage – just steps away from where “Father of the Blues” W.C. Handy once lived – the new CD also features an all-star production team.
Sound engineering was managed by Gary Vincent of Vincent Productions. Vincent’s other recent projects include a Blues Music Award-nominated DVD by George Thorogood as well as recordings by Elvin Bishop, Delaney Bramlett and Jimmy Thackery. John Magnusson, formerly of Electric Lady Studio, also assisted with sound engineering.
“Jump Back, Big T’s in the House” was mastered by Motown legend Bob Olhsson, whose recording history includes work with Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Grateful Dead and Rare Earth.
Sound samples, session photos and more information on Williams is available on-line at www.terrybigtwilliams.com
“We were very fortunate to bring together such an amazing backing band and all-star production team,” says Blumert. “I think the results speak for themselves. Big T’s existing fans will love the new album, and I really believe it will bring a whole new legion of blues lovers to T’s doorstep.”
“Ground Zero Blues Club is please to be hosting Big T’s CD Release Party,” says Roger Stolle, the club’s music coordinator. “Big T played the club’s grand opening party in 2001 and has been a regular here ever since. It promises to be a major event and a big night for everyone involved. I’d recommend that fans get there early to get a good seat.”
The new CD will be pre-released and available for purchase at the event, and Williams will be available for personalized autographs. National release to record stores will begin Tuesday, March 23rd through Super D Distribution.
The CD Release Party for “Jump Back, Big T’s in the House” is next Saturday, March 20th, 9pm at Ground Zero Blues Club. For more information, go to www.groundzerobluesclub.com or call the club at 662-621-9009.