"Boogie da' Blues"
Nearly every region has its own style of Blues. The Midwest showcases its blues genre in UNCLE ALBERT. This popular Illinois based band maintains the roots of music as well as they "Boogie da' Blues."
UNCLE ALBERT is headed by founder Tim Albert (guitar & vocals) with Lisa Campbell (keyboards & vocals), Steve Strayhorn (drums), and Jonny Ackley a.k.a. Jonny Bitch (bass & vocals). Together they present their own electric music and blues standards. (Click below for individual bios)
UNCLE ALBERT was started in 1991 by Tim Albert and has steadily grown in popularity in the St. Louis, MO. region. For the last couple of years the band has been busy spreading their music around the world with over 200 shows in the U.S. and Europe. With growing popularity Uncle Albert has ranked among the top blues bands in St. Louis (the Riverfront Times annual readers poll '95,'96,'97) and Lisa was included in the top female vocalist category in '96,'97.
UNCLE ALBERT has released three albums, Hermann Lager, Workin', and Most Exclusive Residence. "WORKIN' "has received good reviews, and air play. Of the twelve songs on the disc, eight were written by Tim Albert and Dan Jackson. The song "Workin"' has been included on the compilation albums, Coal Dusted on Relay Records; in Carbondale, II, and the Black River Music Fest on Tornado records. Our newest release "Most Exclusive Residence" was recorded Live and represents an evening with Uncle Albert and is currently being added to more radio play lists.
Below are a couple of "Workin'" reviews;
" The album is well crafted and superbly executed, composed mostly of blues with some AAA-Leaning material. Tracks range from a gritty, credible cover of "Born under a bad sign" to the sweeping piano and expansive voice of Lisa Campbell on the intimate "Sister". They've crafted one of the best recent local releases." Michael Kuelker, St. Louis Post Dispatch 6/12/97
" Guitarist /Songwriter Tim Albert and Pianist Lisa Campbell, both fine singers, lead Illinois based UNCLE ALBERT. They prove their facility at a range of acoustic and electric blues" BLUES REVIEW Nov. '97
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