Lee Bates & Billy Newton - Nothing But Trouble 2011
01. Brampton Blues (3:54) 02. Blood In My Eyes (3:53) 03. Cut You Loose (3:10) 04. Lazy Day (3:45) 05. Bay Rum Blues (2:21) 06. Moon Goin Down (4:25) 07. Feelin' Funny (2:44) 08. Billy's Jump (2:16) 09. Blind Willie's Moan (2:07) 10. Blues For Yesterday (4:06) 11. Dynamite (4:11) 12. White Trash (2:45) 13. Jug Band Man (3:13) 14. Aunt Caroline Dyer (4:06) 15. She Done Sold It Out (3:05) 16. Yo Yo Blues (3:22) 17. Nothin' But Trouble (3:17) 18. Walking Blues (4:22) 19. Well Alright (2:54)
A classic guitar/harmonica duo, in the tradition of the great Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Lee and Billy have a wealth of experience behind them, playing festivals and venues all over the U.K and Europe.
Lee Bates and Billy Newton are two of the finest performers to emerge from the Northeast of England, an area long synonymous with authentic Blues players.
Billy Newton is one of the hottest harp players around, equally at home with the down-home wail of Sonny Terry and Noah Lewis or the big city sounds of Little Walter and Snooky Pryor.
Lee is a fine guitarist and singer, playing Delta and ragtime blues as well as being a formidable slide player; hammering out Son House and Bukka White songs on an old National or playing dirty electric-style riffs.
Together they deliver a hugely entertaining set of tunes taken from the Delta, Chicago, Ragtime, Jug-Band, Hokum as well as their own compostions and all delivered with the dose of irreverent humour that makes them crowd pleasers whever they perform. Lee Bates and Billy Newton are guaranteed to get you up dancing and having a good time!