Recorded At Blue Heaven Studios During Blues Masters at the Crossroads 2010!
200g Vinyl Cut By Kevin Gray , Engineered by Katsu Naito & Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Born and raised in Ashland, Mississippi, guitarist Joe Beard was surrounded by aspiring and veteran blues musicians. Matt Guitar Murphy and his brother Floyd were Beards childhood buddies and the ones who initially got him started on guitar.
Beard moved to Rochester, New York in the mid-1950s and from time to time would visit one of his brothers in Chicago. He became enamored with the blues being played there and eventually sat in, both with John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters.
In Rochester, he formed the Soul Brothers Six, playing bass and singing. He wouldnt perform in public on guitar until 1965. For most of the 1960s on through the '80s, Beard worked as an electrician by day and would occasionally play out at night and on weekends. He long ago gained a reputation as one of the best local players around Rochester and has sporadically been counted as one of the best nationally.
In the '90s, Beard began recording with the Audioquest label, and those two releases have won major acclaim within the blues and audiophile communities.
From 2010 Direct To Disc Sessions
Cut by Kevin Gray
Engineered by Katsu Naito
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
Recorded at Blue Heaven Studios
1. New York Woman
2. Going Back to Mississippi
3. I Want To Get Close To You
1. No More Cherry Rose
2. Every 60 Seconds
3. Tired of the Way We Are Living