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Bill Payne lends a hand in Albert Bashor's latest CD: "Cotton Field of Dreams"

Albert Bashor's debut CD, "Cotton Field of Dreams", on Earwig Music, is now available. The freshman CD, produced by Michael Frank and Lynn Orman Weiss in Jim Godsey's studio, features Chicago Blues drummer Willie Hayes and duets with R & B soul singer Shay Jones. Bill Dahl wrote the liner notes. Stand out tracks include the amazing keys of Bill Payne of Little Feat and the haunting, powerful sax of Ron Holloway of the Warren Haynes Band, Government Mule, and (SHOULD THIS BE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND?) Gregg Allman band. Blues-rock guitar sensation Pat Travers adds hard driving electric lines to the song “Fetch Me,” recorded in the Red Room by Molly Hatchet's Sean Shannon.
Albert has the heart of a Bluesman, although his roots are touring with the likes of Alex Taylor (James Taylor's brother), Root Boy Slim & The Sex Change Band, and working as a session musician at Kingsnake Studio, home to other notable artists such as Lucky & James Peterson, Kenny & Rafel Neal, Ernie Lancaster, and Bob Greenlee.
Along with his longtime music mentor Bill Payne, Albert recently premiered songs from "Cotton Field of Dreams" in Clarksdale, Mississippi at a special benefit concert, BLESSISSIPPI.  The concert was hosted by actor Morgan Freeman at his club, Ground Zero.
"Cotton Field of Dreams" tells the story of the hardship of Blues musicians making their way from the Mississippi Delta to the big city, no money in their pockets and a guitar their only companion, traveling the rails and the Blues highway for a better way of life in the big city of Chicago. Albert Bashor and his firends, although not from Mississippi, still felt the power of music, belief in the human spirit and the tenacity, bravery and courage it took the Mississippi musicians to leave their homeland and their families to pursue their dreams. 
Listen to the Title Track HERE.
Purchase your own copy Albert Bashor's CD HERE.


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