New Album: Bernard Allison - Luther's Blues
Arriving as Ruf Records marks its 30th anniversary and more than three decades since blues guitar master Bernard Allison debuted on record, Luther’s Blues celebrates the music of Bernard’s father Luther Allison, a true legend of the Chicago blues and a central figure in the label’s history. The two-disc set features 20 stellar tracks from Bernard Allison, each one a Luther Allison composition previously released on one of Bernard’s many albums. Allison himself hand-picked the songs for the collection, which have been lovingly remastered by Pauler Acoustics, a renowned address in the audiophile scene.
The 20-song Luther’s Blues is not the first album to pay tribute to the late, great Luther Allison. It’s not the first album to bear that simple two-word title. What makes this collection different is that it comes from Luther’s own progeny – Bernard Allison, a lifelong musician who soaked up blues traditions during his youth in Chicago, later followed his dad to Europe, became the leader of the Luther Allison Band and eventually made his own way, creating exciting new sounds for a new generation.
All along, he has never once lost sight of where he came from.