Big Dog 3

Al Perkins Big Dog 3

Informal jam sessions during sound checks on the Brigitte DeMeyer UK tour in 2009 generated such a buzz between Emmylou Harris alumni Brady Blade, Chris Donohue and country-rock pioneer Al Perkins, that they were determined to get together to produce some music that they themselves would enjoy hearing, and of course, playing. The result is Al Perkins' Big Dog 3.

Big Dog 3 pays homage to musical heroes, with a selection of well-chosen cover versions that add extra flavour to the collection of original compositions from the pen of one of rock music's quietly inspirational legends, who displays a warm and rich, engaging bluesy vocal style.

Big Dog 3 display their rock and blues leanings with crunching Baker and Bruce rhythms, on the Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac classic Oh Well. Anyone who thinks country dudes can't cut it up against the 'Cream' of rock musicians would be well advised to check out the screaming guitar work on this album.

It is fitting that musicians of this calibre can call on the services of a few special friends for this type of project, so contributions on the album include vocals from Emmylou Harris, Jim Lauderdale, Jerry Salley, Kristine Arnold and more.

Al Perkins' Big Dog 3 is available at SCM Records (Smart Choice Music). Click here to order the CD

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