We first met in the summer of 1991, crossing paths as performing blues musicians: Shari was the partner of harmonica legend, Madcat Ruth (Madcat & Kane), while Dave was leading the electric blues band, Big Dave and the Ultrasonics. A happy marriage, thousands of miles of touring and twenty years later, we’ve recorded our first CD as a duo. Friends, neighbors and fellow musicians have asked us one question over the years: “When are you two going to play together?” The truth is, we’ve been playing together since our first date.
In many ways we’ve developed our playing side by side, as we’ve listened to and learned from great acoustic blues guitarists from the past–Reverend Gary Davis, Robert Johnson, Blind Blake, Robert Lockwood Jr. to name just a few. Whether stomping out a blues on the front porch, deciphering a rag in the basement, or swinging on a lazy day in the back yard, we’ve been finding ways to put guitar parts together for years.
Four Hand Blues was recorded live in the studio, with no overdubs, by two real people playing and singing, much as we’ve done since we fell in love. We hope you enjoy it!