CLARENCE SPADY: Surrender – Nola Blue Records

Clarence Spady plays a felt blues, soaked in experience and it’s an understatement to say so! Growing up surrounded by guitars in a bluesy family atmosphere – his father and uncle played guitar at weekly family jams – he got the feel and learned music naturally at a young age. And this, like his subsequent life experiences, is expressed in the outlet and through the crucible of his blues that range from traditional to contemporary with R&B and Soul blues.

Surrender is only the third album in a long career that has had its ups and downs, its moments of glory and success, and its lows. But he is back, more determined and ready than ever to share his experiences and talents. His two previous records, Nature of the Beast in 1996 and Just Between Us in 2008, earned him a W.C. Handy Award nomination for Best New Artist for the former and a 2009 Blues Music Award nomination for Soul Blues Album of the Year for the latter

Clarence Spady is a bluesman of heart, tradition, actualization, feeling, creativity and talent in all the variations of blues. If you can’t be satisfied, this music will soothe your soul! With his friends, musicians and collaborators, he’s a real deal! Or, as Léo Ferré sang, C’est pas qu’c’est gagné, mais c’est bon! The best of your career, Mr. Spady!