Bill Chambers

Sleeping With the Blues

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Sleeping With the Blues is the first solo disc from Australian guitarist and songwriter Bill Chambers. On this self-produced effort, Chambers displays not only his musical prowess on a multitude of string instruments, including dobro and lap steel, but also his deep knowledge of American country, folk, and blues forms. Chambers' choice of cover versions -- including John Sebastian's "Stories We Could Tell," Fred Eaglesmith's "Big Ass Garage Sale," and Mary Gauthier's "I Drink" -- fit right in with the overall Americana theme of his original compositions. The album includes appearances by neo-traditionalist country singer Audrey Auld; Chambers' band, Dead Ringer; and his daughter, Kasey Chambers, who is a major star in Australia in her own right. Highly recommended.

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