"...an irreducible love for the fullest dimensions of the art." "Take Your Time is ample demonstration that no matter how long you work at it, the guitar and the blues contain depths that just keep opening up. And that's what you get this time out: the added luster, warmth, and degree of exposition that comes only of toil, discretion, long familiarity..."
Mark S. Tucker Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p09399.htm
"I am very impressed with this album ...this is a GREAT body of work!"
Chuck Purcell WDPS FM 89.5 Dayton.Ohio
Best "Acoustic Blues Album" 2014 Nomination!
Dear Friends I'm honored and overjoyed to announce that our latest recording, "Take Your Time", has been nominated by the Blues Blast Music Awards' "Best Acoustic Album"!
Hats off to my talented colleagues: co-producer and bassist Mike Barry, percussionist Albert "The Beatman" Trepagnier, Jr., superb tenor man Bobby "Hurricane" Spencer, and our extraordinary guest vocalist Barbara Morrison. Many thanks also to the man whose keen ear and exquisite taste gave us an extraordinarily beautiful sound, engineer de luxe Glenn Nishida at Pacifica Studios. And, great appreciation for the outstanding photography and graphics of E.K. Waller.
Blues Blast Magazine also provided this information:
The 2014 Blues Blast Music Awards are presented by Blues Blast Magazine. Blues Blast Magazine is the largest FREE weekly internet Blues magazine with over 26,000 Blues fan subscribers located in all 50 states and in more than 90 countries. Free subscriptions are available at: http://www.BluesBlastMagazine.com
Voting begins on July 15 and runs until September 15. Vote on the Blues Blast website above. Voting is open to everyone.
In just a few days, Barbara Morrison and I will be boarding a flight to the Blues Blast Music Awards in Champaign, Illinois.
We won't know if we won the popular vote for the "Best Acoustic Blues Album" until the show on October 23. But win or lose, we are overjoyed at the recognition and support we have received for "Take Your Time", and will be performing on the Awards show with full hearts. Thank you, Bernie
Free Acoustic Solo Concert
Saturday, October 11 Bernie Pearl solo acoustic at the Fret House in Covina 3:00-5:00.
Downtown Covina Thunderfest event. Free admission. 309 N. Citrus Ave, (626) 339-7020
Friday-Sunday, November 7-9 Bernie teaches and performs at the Songmakers' annual Music in the Mountains weekend, at Camp deBenneville Pines in the San Bernardino Mountains. www.songmakers.org, e-mail: email@example.com.
Friday, November 28 The Bernie Pearl Blues Band at the Arcadia Blues Club, 9:00-Midnight, 16 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 91006. (626) 447-9349. Advance tickets two-for-one offer: Buy one ticket for $10, second ticket free! Admission at door $10.
Bobby Bluehouse All-Stars open the show at 9:00.