Adventures in Bluesland (album)

by Phil Gammage

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Thirteen song CD of Phil Gammage's critically acclaimed album "Adventures in Bluesland".
    Released 2014 on World Wide Vibe Records.

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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 11 Phil Gammage releases available on Bandcamp and save 25%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of It's All Real Good (album), Waiting for My Baby (single), Keeping the Blues Alive (live album), The American Dream (album), Tracks of Sound (album), Live at Little Water Radio (EP), Rogue Escapades (album), Motel Songs (compilation album), and 3 more. , and , .

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Thirteen songs divided between Phil's originals and his timeless renditions of classics from the American folk and blues songbook. The result is an extremely satisfying listen.

Best Albums Of 2014 #12:
"Gammage's voice? A gorgeous Isaak blues and rockabilly thing, the tempo putting the laid into laid back, and the playing a concise evocation of punk discipline (not sound) and Chicago blues (not Southern) momentum."
Rock NYC Live and Recorded

“Gammage has delivered an album that is an infectious, perfectly paced and varied exploration of the most American of musical forms. It captures a band that sounds like they’ve been playing in smoke-filled basement joints since the age of the Beats.”
Bucketful of Brains (U.K.)

“…a great/pleasant surprise. Adventures In Bluesland is not so much an adventure but a pleasurable listening trip.”

“I am discussing Phil Gammage’s sweeping modern blues and rock album, which owes so much to everyone one from Presley to Leadbelly but sound not quite like any of them ….it is really about Phil’s wonderful singing; the man seems to have stepped out of 1957 and yet not. He is a one man million dollar quartet and this is an adventure not to be missed.”
Rock NYC Live and Recorded

“…for people who’ve spent some time with the blues (hell, that’s pretty much everybody, right?), it’s a reminder why we like the music.“
New York Music Daily
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released January 15, 2014

Produced by Kevin Tooley. Recorded at 30 Below Studio and World Wide Vibe Studios in New York, N.Y. Engineered by Brent McLachlan and Kevin Tooley.

Phil Gammage - lead vocals, guitar, harmonica; Don Fiorino - banjo, lap steel guitar; Richard Demler - bass guitar; Joe Nieves - backing vocals.


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Phil Gammage New York, New York

NYC based singer-songwriter and sometimes guitar slinger whose new album is "It's All Real Good".

“Under wrought darkish Americana echoing Nick Cave’s fascinations minus the melodrama… might well make Phil this generation’s Hank Williams.”
~ Trouser Press

“He has the brooding intensity of a Johnny Cash circa Rick Rubin added to post-punk circa 1980 smarts.
~ Rock NYC Live & Recorded
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Track Name: Ain't That Something
I thought I new what love was about
Then I met you and I found out
Now I’m left with nothing
Ain’t that something

I thought I knew about love before
Until you walked through my door
Now I’m left with nothing
Ain’t that something

In all my wildest dreams
When I saw you it was too good to be true
In all my wildest dreams
I never thought I could feel so blue

I thought that I was the only one
But there was someone else and your heart he’s won
Now I’m left with nothing
Ain’t that something
Track Name: Kills Me When You're Gone
My dream ends in the morning when I rise
Sunlight shining blinds me in my eyes
I can’t wait to roll back into bed
Try to forget everything you said

I can’t stand myself
Never leave me alone
It kills me when you’re gone

Now everyday I take a step outside my door
Gaze at this city, I loved once before
A nightmare world that I’ve learned for sure
Without you with me it’s hard to endure

Laugh to myself, inside me I’m dying
A big joke cause I know that I’m lying
You stood there screaming, I didn’t hear a thing
Now I know what desperation brings
Track Name: Hanging On To You
I’m a four-time loser
I paid a heavy price
Lost all of my fortune
To liquor and vice
I needed someone to save me
After all that I’ve been through
I’m glad, yes I’m glad
That I’m hanging on to you

I did my time in the big house
The judge put me away
Then on the street hustling
And living day to day
Somehow I found you
Your help pulled me through
I’m glad, yes I’m glad
That I’m hanging on to you

When all hope is gone
And it’s time to sign out
Just remember my words friend
There’s no easy way out
Oh we all need someone
Who love can pull us through
I’m glad, yes I’m glad
That I’m hanging on to you
Track Name: See How We Roll
We came up to a signpost
A light far down the road
Before us begged salvation
If we’d only sell our souls
Come on let’s roll, see how we roll
Come on let’s roll, see how we roll

That line between good and evil
So very hard to see
A mistake here, a slip up there
And we’d end up casualties

When the time is ready
We’ll take a walk on down that path
Temptation on our shoulders
But we’ll have the very last laugh
Track Name: Big Daddy Reefer
Big Daddy Reefer passing through town
All you hepcats gotta come on down

Talk to your daddy, talk to your daddy
Talk to your daddy and everything will be allright

Big Daddy Reefer makes you float like a boat
All you kittens come on down for a smoke and…

Big Daddy Reefer came from Old Mexico
Cops are on his tail but before he goes you gotta…

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