Slip into something comfortable for Valentine’s Day, courtesy of guitarists Rockin’ Johnny Burgin and Anson Funderburgh.
This pairing of two of the great blues players of our time resulted in a timely song of true blues adulation. Burgin and Funderburgh are both superb guitar stylists, Burgin with a biting Chicago tone and Funderburgh playing clean, flexible Texas T.
“Cherry on Top” was conceived while Burgin was on the road, tossing ideas around with his manager, and hooking into the local groove. When in Texas? Johnny asked Anson to join him, and they played the hell out of this one-off original.
With so many artists making single songs available in ways that may or may not make a difference, this one stuck out by its real, intense blues and positive message about love. Plus, the guitars rip and intertwine, and the band plays on beautifully.
- Johnny Burgin and Anson Funderburgh
- ‘Cherry On Top’
- Label: Delmark Records
- Release: Feb. 14, 2021
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