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Son of Dave, the one and only harmonica and beatbox blues maverick is back for another season. Music For Cop Shows is classic S.o.D, loaded with instrumental hooks, original blues flavoured songs, irresistible grooves, and sly madness. His music has appeared in Breaking Bad, Bloodline, Preacher and other television crime dramas, which seems to have encouraged him to put the cart before the horse and create a loose cannon of ditties harking back to 1970’s cop shows. Or not. It’s typical Son of Dave messing with you, using ingredients only he can cook with. Fans know it well. It’s his eighth album, and he’s not made a weak one yet.
The artist himself on Music For Cop shows: “I got the call from Mr. Big of Big Records, you know? They got another tune into yet another crime drama. They keep asking for more though. So I made this record for ’em. ‘Stick that in your soundtrack’ I said.”
Accompanying the November 3rd release will be a cheerful November/December club tour of the UK, including here at the John Peel Centre.
Son of Dave is fifty years old, and has lived for twenty-one years in the UK, hailing originally from Winnipeg, Canada, where he was steeped at a young age in the blues-bar tradition. His resumé is long, having had many other successes along the way, including being a member of Grammy award-winning folk rock band Crash Test Dummies in which he played harmonica, mandolin, guitar and percussion before returning to his blues, Beat-Box and harmonica driven solo work in 2000. He plans to perform until his 80’s at least, pointing out that there is no pension plan for Bluesmen, and the whole live-fast-die-young game is for kids who can’t handle their booze, or their managers simply after publicity.