The album "Electrified", recorded in 2020 with guitars from the seventies and partly with equally old studio equipment, is a declaration of love for the traditional electric blues. This is blues with no frills and zeitgeist, a musical staple. This is the music that "electrified" guitarist and singer Greyhound George and bassist Wolfgang Schäfer back in the 1970s.
Countless concerts of the American originals and countless records shaped the then young musicians, who picked up a bit of everything. Luckily there was already a lively blues scene in Bielefeld back then and so they quickly had their own bands.
In Wolfgang's case it was the "Lohmann R&B Chapel", which is still touring all over Germany today.
George led the blues journey with "Greyhound's Washboard Band" to the finals of the 2018 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. There he was given a very special honor: Muddy Waters guitarist Bob Margolin came to the stage immediately after his performance, shook his hand and said: "You are a great bluesman!" George must have done something right there...
The third man is drummer Detlev Schütte, originally a jazz musician but open to everything and tried the blues in many jam sessions. With his incredibly creative and multi-layered playing, he gives the trio's sound a special, jazzy, groovy note.
The harp player Andy Grünert, who was also present in Memphis, can be heard as a guest on some titles.
01. Please Come Back
03. Nobody Wants A Bluesman
05. The King And I
06. Follow The Money
07. Don't Call Me Lazy
08. Old Man's Blues
09. Build Me A Road
10. Sweet Potato Fries
11. Down Home Girl
12. Take A Good Look Around
13. What's Up
14. Basic blues