Three’s a Charm

Son Roberts

Record Details

Released:
2019
Genre:
Blues

Featuring Cobalt Prize Blues Composition Winner “Down on Vaughan Road”

Contemporary Blues Cobalt Composition Award Logo

  1. Morningstar Son Roberts Buy 1:35
  2. Down on Vaughan Road Son Roberts Buy 3:41
  3. Bad Hard Town Son Roberts Buy 3:05
  4. Cold Black Chair Son Roberts Buy 5:02
  5. Not 'Nuff Night Son Roberts Buy 4:13
  6. See Me Livin Son Roberts Buy 4:37
  7. Keep That Joy Alive Son Roberts Buy 5:32
  8. Changed My Mind Son Roberts Buy 2:15
  9. Tied Up in a Song Son Roberts Buy 3:21
  10. The Facts Son Roberts Buy 5:32

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Charmed, I’m sure.

Being my third album of original Blues, it’s obvious I live a charmed life. Take these three kids. When I just happened to take their picture in Cabbagetown over forty years ago, I had been here for about three weeks – and it was only my third trip here, ever.

These kids gave me everything I’ve ever needed to remember about myself and Toronto. Be confident, playful, and charming … and don’t give much of a damn about what people think of you – particularly those who don’t know you. Toronto knows me. Why else would it have been so generous to me? This is where I got the chance to become a storyteller.

Storytelling is what music is to me – particularly the story of how the Blues, born of such brutally imposed misery, created a legacy of such enduring beauty. This album, like all my music, honours that legacy by creating modern Blues for the here and now.

All lyrics by Son Roberts

Produced by Brett MacMillan & Son Roberts in Toronto.
Recorded and Mixed by Brett MacMillan @ The Meatlocker
Mastered by Noah Mintz
CD Photography by Son Roberts
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Copyright © 2019 Gate Productions Inc. All rights reserved. All songs SOCAN.  Unauthorized reproduction of this recording and/or the artwork herein prohibited by law.

  1. Morningstar Son Roberts Buy 1:35
  2. Down on Vaughan Road Son Roberts Buy 3:41
  3. Bad Hard Town Son Roberts Buy 3:05
  4. Cold Black Chair Son Roberts Buy 5:02
  5. Not 'Nuff Night Son Roberts Buy 4:13
  6. See Me Livin Son Roberts Buy 4:37
  7. Keep That Joy Alive Son Roberts Buy 5:32
  8. Changed My Mind Son Roberts Buy 2:15
  9. Tied Up in a Song Son Roberts Buy 3:21
  10. The Facts Son Roberts Buy 5:32