“If a live recording really represents the best of you – that’s a real, and even rare success.” — Robben Ford
Robben Ford is, without doubt, an exquisite blues guitarist, with a resume of collaborations reading like a veritable “Who’s Who” of musical greats. It is for this very reason he can call upon some of the finest musicians out there to create a band that serves the music so well. That’s why every album release is greeted with such excitement.
Each listen is a musical journey undertaken to discover the wonders of his latest opus.
As a live performer, he is revered, pouring heart and soul into every note that travels from stage to audience. On his latest release Night In The City, this master of his craft is presented like never before. Recorded at City Winery, Nashville in 2021, it was Ford’s first performance after the COVID lockdown — something which only added to the excitement and expectation from both band and crowd. As Ford stated, “It had been so long since playing a significant, live show that expectations were very much heightened. There was an edge that kept us all on our toes and the audience was hungry for a good time. They were very supportive, which was great, because we needed that.”
The superlative musicianship throughout is a joy to behold and something Ford in his role as bandleader was able to reflect on, saying, “The fact that I had such a great band is what made the evening for me. Each musician was the perfect man for the job and that helps a band leader relax. All the guys are top, in-demand players.”
NIGHT IN THE CITY is available now via earMUSIC as CD-digipak, 180g black vinyl in a gatefold sleeve and on all digital platforms.