The Stephen Barry Band celebrates their 40th anniversary in 2015 with TREAT HER RIGHT their latest album available June 23rd. The legendary bassist and his festive ensemble will play live @ L’Astral June 28th as part of the Montreal Jazz Fest.
This 9th album is at the same time fiery and full of wisdom. From pure Chicago blues to Rock ‘n’ Roll with a touch of Folk en passant, TREAT HER RIGHT perfectly illustrates the four decades of the storied career of The Stephen Barry Band.
The title track sets the tone right away as the album revisits classic blues (L’il Red Rooster, Long As I Have You), rock (the Stones’ Salt Of The Earth) as well as a brilliant interpretation of Stevie Wonder’s Higher Ground. The original compositions, Cerveaux and Sister Francis fit perfectly into the mix.
Recorded in Montreal and produced by The Stephen Barry Band and René Moisan, Barry is accompanied by his loyal band mates Andrew Cowan (gtr, voix), Jody Golick (sax), Gordon Adamson (drums, voix), Martin Boodman (harp, voix) and long time friend and former member of the band, brilliant guitarist Jorn Reissner appears as a very special guest.
The Stephen Barry Band legendary? Well, over the past 40 years they have backed up the likes of John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley, Vann «Piano Man» Walls, Johnny «Big Moose» Walker, Pinetop Perkins, Johnny Johnson, Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin, Magic Slim, John Hammond Jr., Nappy Brown and Willie Mae «Big Mamma» Thornton (with whom the band toured for several years) So, yeah, The Stephen Barry Band is clearly «legendary»!