"...an irreducible love for the fullest dimensions of the art." "Take Your Time is ample demonstration that no matter how long you work at it, the guitar and the blues contain depths that just keep opening up. And that's what you get this time out: the added luster, warmth, and degree of exposition that comes only of toil, discretion, long familiarity..."
Mark S. Tucker Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p09399.htm
"I am very impressed with this album ...this is a GREAT body of work!"
Chuck Purcell WDPS FM 89.5 Dayton.Ohio
Best "Acoustic Blues Album" 2014 Nomination!
Dear Friends I'm honored and overjoyed to announce that our latest recording, "Take Your Time", has been nominated by the Blues Blast Music Awards' "Best Acoustic Album"!
Hats off to my talented colleagues: co-producer and bassist Mike Barry, percussionist Albert "The Beatman" Trepagnier, Jr., superb tenor man Bobby "Hurricane" Spencer, and our extraordinary guest vocalist Barbara Morrison. Many thanks also to the man whose keen ear and exquisite taste gave us an extraordinarily beautiful sound, engineer de luxe Glenn Nishida at Pacifica Studios. And, great appreciation for the outstanding photography and graphics of E.K. Waller.
Blues Blast Magazine also provided this information:
The 2014 Blues Blast Music Awards are presented by Blues Blast Magazine. Blues Blast Magazine is the largest FREE weekly internet Blues magazine with over 26,000 Blues fan subscribers located in all 50 states and in more than 90 countries. Free subscriptions are available at: http://www.BluesBlastMagazine.com
Voting begins on July 15 and runs until September 15. Vote on the Blues Blast website above. Voting is open to everyone.
Here are the Saturdays I'll be playing at the Willmore: June 27, July 11 & 25, August 1, 15, 22 & 29.
Please join me for an evening of down-home acoustic blues this Saturday, and enjoy the fine wine (and beer), and the warmth of this popular neighborhood nook. You'll have a great evening. 7:00-10:00, Willmore Wine Bar, 3848 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, between Bixby and Roosevelt. (562) 492-5951
Saturday, July 11, 2:00-5:00
As you may know, my brother Ed Pearl opened an historic club nearly 57 years ago, the Ash Grove, which quite literally played a major role in changing America's musical tastes in the 1960's and beyond. On Sunday afternoon, July 11 he will be celebrating the opening of the club exactly 57 years earlier at exactly the same location, 8162 Melrose Ave., the site of the current Improv Comedy Club. The Bernie Pearl Blues Band with Barbara Morrison will open the show at 2:00. I have been told that tickets go on sale two weeks before the show.