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A Conversation with Al Lerman

Douglas McLean chats with Al Lerman for his latest Sound Cafe Podcast, they chat about Al's songwriting, his latest album 'Northern Bayou' and much more.

You can listen to the entire interview HERE

Al Lerman is considered by many to be one of Canada’s finest bluesmen both as solo artist and as the bandleader of the renowned Juno Award winning band Fathead. Featuring songs from his latest album Northern Bayou, Al spoke to Backstage in early December 2020 about his career, his songs, his overall approach to the blues and the current music scene.

Features Songs On The Podcast:

Down to the River

Fire in the Hole

Dirty Little Secret

Gonna Have To Wait

Harmonica Gumbo

A Few More Miles to Go

"Blues With A Whole Lot Of Soul!"

Veteran bluesman Al lerman is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. He was founder and leader of the much loved 2X Juno Award winning band FATHEAD, and along the way built a solid career touring as an acoustic solo act. With wry wit and a great knowledge of the blues tradition on both harmonica and guitar, he brings that sensibility to songs that are written about his own contemporary life and times. He is considered among the top harmonica players in the country, and he has been heard on countless recordings and live sessions. His newest album “Northern Bayou” was released on April 12, 2019, where it remained on the Top Ten Canadian Album Chart for over six months. It charted internationally and ranked #4 in Canada on the annual Roots Music's Radio Top 200 Blues Recordings of 2019.


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