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Blue Rhythm Recordings

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Origin:

Burlington, Iowa

Genres:

Avant-Garde, Americana, Improv, Jazz, Blues

Years Active:

1960- Present

Label:

Blue Rhythm Recordings

Website:

www.PatrickHazell.com

Recognitions:

Iowa Blues Hall of Fame, inductee 2000

Iowa Rock'N'Roll Music Association Hall of Fame, inductee 2007

Country Music Showcase International Hall of Fame

EPK

Patrick Hazell

The Des Moines Register has called Patrick Hazell "a legend in Iowa Music," and is referred to by many as the "Godfather of Iowa Blues.” Teaching himself Boogie Woogie piano in 1956, Hazell began his professional career in 1961, and in 1968 co-founded the MOTHER BLUES BAND, one of the Midwest’s premier blues bands that toured through the early 1980s. With a wide repertoire of original compositions and rhythm and blues standards with over 40 recorded albums, Hazell started touring as a soloist in 1983 and continues to perform in the American Midwest, Europe, Russia, and South America.

RIDERS

 

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"(Hazell) sounds like Huck Finn would sound if Huck were a musician instead of a river rat."   Musically, (he) reminds me of the best of C.C.R.  (Creedence Clearwater Revival) 

--PETE MARTIN, Des Moines, Iowa --a fan since the late 1970s.

"Hazell's tunes simultaneously evoke the boogie piano masters such as Henry Gray and the harp magnitude of Little Walter-- meaty licks and great singing."

--BLUES REVUE

"This is not what you would ordinarily think of when you imagine a one-man band. (Hazell) is the real deal, with well-composed songs and a relentless boogie beat on most of these tracks, along with some of the best harmonica you’ll hear on disc."

--Graham Clarke, BluesBytes Internet Blues Magazine--October 2003 review of 2003 CD release Rollin' In The Moonlight- full review: here

"This is not what you would ordinarily think of when you imagine a one-man band. (Hazell) is the real deal, with well-composed songs and a relentless boogie beat on most of these tracks, along with some of the best harmonica you’ll hear on disc." 

--CUB KODA, GOLDMINE

"....(Hazell) sings the Blues really dirty - so dirty that you get the strangest feelings. If you ever tried to play the harmonica, that seemingly harmless child's instrument, and now listen to Pat's Blues harp you will get the impression of having arrived on another planet. Blues fans who have listened to all sorts of players, from Sammy Lewis, Little Walter Jacobs and James Cotton (The Sun Studio era) to Junior Wells, Sugar Blue and Kim Wilson, will recognize from this CD, that Pat Hazell belongs to the big ones. His voice is as black as a night in the deep south of the United States of America."

-- DAGMAR FULLE, FRANKFURT, GERMANY, From Review of Germany-released CD: GANGSTER'S OF LOVE