For his latest album (due April 26th) it seems that guitar maestro GEORGE BENSON is taking a change of direction by offering a twin homage to two of his music heroes – CHUCK BERRY and FATS DOMINO.
The new LP, ‘Walking To New Orleans’ offers Benson’s versions of songs by Berry and Domino, including ‘Nadine’,’You Can’t Catch Me’, ‘Blue Monday’ and, of course, ‘Walking To New Orleans’.
George says: “I’m a great appreciator of the music made by both of those guys. Chuck Berry was a great showman and a great musician, and Fats Domino cut nothing but hit after hit after hit.” He adds that on this, his 45th album, “We did have us a ball!”.
‘Walking To New Orleans’ is Benson’s follow up to his 2013’s ‘Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole’ and to support the new release, he’ll be performing at the Apollo Nights Summer Series on 18th-19th July at London’s Eventim Apollo.
The album is out April 26th via Provogue/Mascot Label Group and a full review here ASAP.