Bernie Marsden uncles Black Cat Moan single

Bernie Marsden unveils Black Cat Moan single

Bernie Marsden unveils Black Cat Moan single from the forthcoming album Trios. An evening with Bernie launching Chess & Kings on Vinyl 12th May

As promised, the next album in Bernie Marsden’s ‘Inspiration’ series is nearing release. After Kings and Chess (both given a deserved ‘Stupendous’ rating here on Bluesdoodles) we eagerly await the Trios CD.

This promises music from blues power trios across the years that have inspired Bernie in one way or another…I have to admit I was wrong when I speculated that the third release would be board-game related: I thought maybe it could be called Queens and pay tribute to the many brilliant female blues artists and kind of hoped to hear Bernie’s genius take on the likes of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Memphis Minnie, Sippie Wallace and dozens of others…maybe the next one Bernie?

Instead, we have a mouth (and ear?) watering prospect of his interpretations of…well we don’t know yet: we can speculate that Cream, Mountain, Taste (and early Gallagher solo), Hendrix or maybe even Budgie (who did a superlative version of Baby Please Don’t Go) will be the power trios providing some great songs.

The first single from the album is now out and gives us a taster as Bernie gives us his version of the Don Nix song Black Cat Moan, as done by Beck, Bogert, Appice, in 1973, who actually released it a couple of months before Don!

The Nix version is a lovely acoustic song that Beck transformed into an electric, fiery slide drenched slice of blues brilliance. Needless to say, Bernie applies his inherent blues and guitar skills into making it recognisable and new at the same time.

It uses the weighty riff and slide from the BBA recording but with a cleaner and more subtle feel: the vocals are also less harsh and his guitar phrasing in and around the verses is revelatory and the solo…simply brilliant. The multi-tracking is seamless and the harmonies are a treat. The bass and drums are equally crisp and perfect for this wonderful reading.

If all of the songs on Trios match this matchless interpretation (they will!) then it is an absolute must and I am already checking his website a few times a day so I can get my order in and get a matching signed copy and free plectrum (?) to make the set complete.

Bernie Marsden uncles Black Cat Moan single

Trios: Release Date: Summer 2022
Black Cat Moan out Friday 22nd April, 2022

Bluesdoodles Review: Chess

Bluesdoodles Review: Kings

An Evening with Bernie Marsden – 12th May 2022

Enjoy an evening of conversation and music with Rock & Blues legend Bernie Marsden
Bernie Marsden is delighted to announce a special ‘Evening With’ at Coles Books in Bicester
Thursday 12th May 2022 at 7.30 pm.

Come and join us for what is sure to be an enjoyable evening of conversation and music with
former member and founder of the Great British rock band, Whitesnake.
The evening is also a celebration of the release of two brand new 12″ Vinyl Albums, ‘CHESS’
& ‘KINGS’.
The evening is a launch event for the official LP release of the acclaimed ‘Chess & Kings’
albums on Friday 13th May 2022.
In his acclaimed ‘Inspirations’ series of albums, Bernie Marsden revisits artists and tracks
that kindled his own love of music and taught him to play, starting his journey on the road
to becoming an internationally renowned master of blues and rock, as a songwriter, singer
and guitarist.
Bernie has released the critically acclaimed and chart-topping ‘KINGS’ and ‘CHESS’ as part of
his musical pilgrimage and homage. These tracks are “the ones I learned to play with when I
was a kid,” as Bernie puts it.

Bernie Marsden uncles Black Cat Moan single

Bernie’s illustrious career as a musician and songwriter is full of wonderful stories, anecdotes
and experiences, many of which inspire his music and make for an entertaining evening of music.

Tickets are £10 each, fully redeemable against the cost of a signed album(s) on the evening

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