At 88, blues legend John Mayall still has a thing or two to teach the world about British blues. On his new album, The Sun Is Shining Down, he delivers another blues rock masterpiece with co-conspiritors like Mike Campbell, Marcus King, Buddy Miller and Carolyn Wonderland.
The Sun Is Shining Down explores a range of styles and eclectic instruments. Special guests include Mike Campbell (from Heartreaker to Bluesbreaker as it were), rising roots rocker Marcus King, Americana icon Buddy Miller, Scarlet Rivera of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Review, Chicago blues guitar mainstay Melvin Taylor, and Hawaiian ukulele star Jake Shimabukuro. Also on hand are Mayall's longtime dynamic Chicago rhythm section of Greg Rzab on bass guitar and Jay Davenport on drums with Austin's multi-talented and charismatic Carolyn Wonderland on guitar. As significant as each of these guest turns is they can't overshadow Mayall's own spirited vocals, iconic harmonica and lyrical keyboard work on the album.
Said Mayall of The Sun Is Shining Down, “I couldn't be happier with the new record. I can't wait to share it with my fans. Each one of these special guests brings something unique to the album and our team works so well together. I think you can hear that chemistry in the music.”