Review In Hamilton Blues Lovers
New John and Sheila Ludgate CD: Northern Soul
Northern Soul, the new CD by Burlington's John and Sheila Ludgate, will take its lucky listeners on a magical journey. Musical travels take you back and forth to the 60s and the era of peace and love. Stops in between celebrate Canada, reveal heartbreaks, and even give you a chuckle.
Powerful lyrics guide the listener though the myriad of locations and emotions the songs conjure up. Everything is backed by wonderful musicianship.
John and Sheila have once again enlisted their talented sons (all members of Beautiful Nothing) to help them prepare this journey. Anthony (who also produces) and Luke play guitar plus Shane offers drums, percussion and string arrangements. Joining the family is the sublime David Lum, whose slide guitar, acoustic guitar, and mandolin can be heard on a number of tracks.
To explore this CD, you can pick it up at any of their live shows or contact them through their website. It's also available as a download through iTunes. (Luis Pereira)