Savoy Brown Celebrate 50th Anniversary With New Album, ‘Witchy Feelin’
Veteran blues-rock band Savoy Brown have just released their latest album, Witchy Feelin’. And you can check out the song that opens the record, “Why Did You Hoodoo Me,” above.
Witchy Feelin’ has already gone to No. 1 on Billboard's blues chart and has topped iTunes’ Blues "Top Albums" list. The album features singer and guitarist, and founding member, Kim Simmonds backed by bassist Pat DeSalvo and drummer Garnet Grimm, Simmonds' rhythm section since 2009.
You can see the LP's track listing below.
This is the band’s fourth studio release on Ruf Records, following Voodoo Moon (2011), Goin’ to the Delta (2013) and The Devil to Pay (2015). The running theme of the albums' titles is no coincidence. “Blues has always dealt with themes of the devil, witchcraft and so forth, and I've always written along those lines,” Simmonds said.
Besides the early success of their new album, Savoy Brown are also marking the 50th anniversary of their debut album, Shake Down, which came out only in the U.K. back when they were known as the Savoy Brown Blues Band. Over the years, Simmonds has seen many musicians come and go from the band, including future Foghat members Lonesome Dave Peverett, Tony Stevens and Roger Earl.
Simmonds, however, said he's more interested in the present and the future than dwelling on the past. “I'm amazed that I still have the energy inside me to play guitar, create music and write songs," he said. "I've been blessed in my life and I thank God for that. I've never been a believer in holding on to the past. I don't look over my shoulder and congratulate myself. I always want to climb the next mountain, and I'm very pleased with this new album."
Savoy Brown, 'Witchy Feelin’' Track Listing
“Why Did You Hoodoo Me”
“Livin' on the Bayou”
“I Can't Stop the Blues”
“Standing in a Doorway”
“Can't Find Paradise”
“Thunder, Lightning And Rain”
“Close to Midnight”
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