Revue: The Best of Paul Reddick - Paul Reddick

 Catalogue #: NBM0040


  Acclaimed producer/blues musician Colin Linden has said that Paul Reddick is one the most original and inventive singer-songwriters in blues today. His work has been influenced by such poets as William Blake, Kenneth Rexroth, William Carlos Williams as well as the music of Sleepy John Estes, Fred McDowell and the Alan Lomax field recordings. His lyrics have a closeup, whisper in your ear. He is a strong, soulful vocalist whose focus and intensity connect him to the listener with genuine intimacy. His harmonica playing is a blend of complex rhythmic patterns, soaring solo lines, and great dynamic range.

Paul's career has followed two paths: first his groundbreaking work with his group, The Sidemen. They recorded 4 CDs together and were nominated for multiple awards including a W.C. Handy Award nomination in the US for "
Rattlebag". Then, Paul's second path with Villanelle, a groundbreaking acoustic-based album released in 2004.

Material that is currently unavailable is now out for the first time in many years, on
Revue: The Best of Paul Reddick.


Paul's last CD, Villanelle, was nominated for JUNO Award
in Canada and a Maple Blues Award for Blues Album of
the Year in 2006.

Paul's first NorthernBlues CD, Rattlebag, was nominated
for a W.C. Handy Award in 2002, and received universal
acclaim. Other award nominations for Rattlebag include:
. 2002 JUNO Award nomination.
. 2002 Canadian Independent Music Award nomination.
. WINNER: Blues Album of the Year by the Toronto Blues Society.