LATEST CD " A NEW STATE OF MIND " released 30 May go to audio page to buy CD or get download ...........number 5 on National Blues And Roots Airplay Chart for JULY

Album ‘A New State Of Mind’ by Keith Hall and Heathen Soul 

Review by Alan Edwards (Musical Australiana) 104.7 Gippsland FM 

This is simply one of the very best blues and jazz albums that I have listened to for several years.There is ample variation in style and content across the 12 tracks, that eliminates any sense of sameness between them, but at the same time this album familiarises you with the ‘sound’ of Keith Hall and Heathen Soul, such that you would immediately recognise them the next time you hear them play. 

To me, the standout track is “Landslide” because it is such a unique and attention-grabbing piece. The lyrics immediately focus your mind on an experience so frightful, and so alien to the imaginations of nearly everyone. How to deal with it is the question, and it arrives without warning. But this song also begs the question, does the landslide have to be one of rocks and rubble? 

The title track is a lovely classical blues style piece, about having a new approach to life and moving on after one of life’s setbacks. “Time For A Change” comes across as a bookend companion to “A New State Of Mind”; whilst “October Rain” contains a subtle warning to be careful what you wish for, because you may get more than you expect. “It Is What It Is” is a cute little upbeat jazz number that highlights the value of having the sangfroid to be able to just take life as it comes. 

The other tracks are a wonderfully varied mix that deal mostly with handling the ups and downs of ones life, and valuing the significant others in it. 

This album is outstanding in that every track is of such uniformly high quality. In the days of 45 r.p.m. vinyl, every track would be an ‘A’ side.

Alan Edwards

MAY and JUNE, JULY to OCT GIGS

NEW VIDEO "OUT ON THE HIGHWAY"

 

 

Our new video  "Out On The Highway " giving a peek into how a band hits the road!!!! Is a preview of a track on our Album "Timeless " being released in JAN 2021. The video was shot in and around Wirrabara in the stunning Southern Flinders Ranges SA.

Next Showcase Gig

NEXT FESTIVAL 2021....... other gigs go GIGS page

Port Noarlunga Blues Festival

November 26 – 28

ARTIST: Keith Hall and Heathen Soul

VENUE/TIME: The Bowling Club: Friday 26th at 7:30pm

KEITH HALL AND HEATHEN SOUL are a national touring electric blues and soul trio . Keith Hall vocal/guitar, Sue Neudegg bass and James Judd drums.

Two time national Chain award finalists, with last 8 albums top 5 National Blues Airplay Chart (ABARAC). Also last 4 albums Finalists in SA Blues (ARBA) Album of the Year.

Drawing on their love of such artists as John Lee Hooker, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Van Morrison, Keith and Sue play their own blues soul rhythm songs written over the last 10 years.

Keith started in Adelaide in 1975 supporting such artists as Kevin Borich and Spectrum. He moved to Sydney in 1978 and played over 9000 gigs all over Australia. Eight years ago, he returned to SA teaming up with Sue Neudegg to write the last 8 albums. Currently they live in The Flinders Ranges where they’ve opened a venue and studio THE GROOVE SHACK.

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