dave jackson: voc, guitar, harp
guntmar feuerstein: voc, guitar, banjo, mandoline

 

 

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Cover Artwork + Illustration:
Christoph Heuer


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"Let's call it Home"

L.BOW GREASE (ruhrfolk 4005)

L. BOW GREASE’s third album shows the continuous development of this extraordinary string band. “Let’s call it home” is a harmoniously balanced album and perfectly reflects what the four musicians call “transatlantic folk”.

They wander effortlessly through different styles, while remaining firmly committed to Celtic and American roots. They are humorous and contemplative, perform with virtuosity and are always on the look out for new limits. Yet again, Dave Jackson and Guntmar Feuerstein prove their outstanding song writing abilities.

What seems at first to be light and airy, soon reveals itself to be the perfect combination of great arrangements and modern production. L.BOW GREASE’s sound is striking, compact, sometimes even fat and a welcome surprise in these modern days of mainstream radio.

Alongside the regular line-up of Dave Jackson (vocals, git), Guntmar Feuerstein (vocals, guitjo, git, mando), Alexandra Krings (bass, vocals) and Sascha Loss (fiddle, harp, vocals), the album includes performances by top quality guest musicians: Nils Tuxen (Texas Lightning), Andrew Cadie (Broom Bezzums), Chris Hall und Hartmut Hegewald (Cajun Roosters), as well as Matthias Malcher and Ulli Sieker (Looping Brothers).

Produced by Dave Jackson & Guntmar Feuerstein

 

 

 

First comments:

Greg Cahill (Special Consensus, IBMA Chair/President):

“Dave Jackson and Guntmar Feuerstein have once again come up with a very enjoyable and entertaining recording. They wrote all of the songs on Let’s Call It Home and assembled a wonderful group of musicians to make the music with them, including fellow L.Bow Grease band members Alexandra Krings (bass) and Sascha “Salossi” Loss (fiddle) and several guest artists.

The first song (Dead Man’s Hand) captured my interest and the reflection of many different musical styles throughout the recording kept the flow moving quite nicely, which held my interest right to the very last chorus of the last song (Rug Rat). I sensed the influence of so many different genres that were well represented – old-timey string band music (Big Betty), jug band music ala Jim Kweskian (There Once Was), old-time country music (Blue Nights), bluegrass music (The Days Go By Slowly), Cajun music (Queen of New Orleans) and even what might be considered 1960s pop or “skiffle” ala Herman’s Hermits (Precipitation).

This variety of styles combined with cleverly written lyrics by Dave and Guntmar makes for a mighty fine recording that should serve L.Bow Grease well. Enjoy!“

Andrew Cadie (Broom Bezzums):

"It was an honour to be asked to play on this CD  - and it's always enjoyable working in the studio with Guntmar!"

Rienk Janssen (Strictly Country Magazine, EWOB):

“With much pleasure I have been listening to L.Bow Grease's new album. They call their music 'transatlantic folk', and it has many elements that such a description implies, but more than anything, they make their own music. The fact that I did not know any of the songs before, is no guarantee that they have written them all by themselves, but I suspect they did, judging from the conviction that shines through the strong singing and very good melodic and rhythmic playing.

L.Bow Grease brings a great diversity in moods and styles, very lively and entertaining (just like their live shows...).”

 


 

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Cover + Artwork: Maks Bley


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Pickin' on the Porch

We recorded our debut CD „Pickin' on the Porch“ together with Jonna Wilms (fiddle) and Roland Heinrich (doubblebass).


CD (digipac):
L.BOW GREASE „Pickin' on the Porch“ (2005)
ruhrfolk 4003

 

 

Press review:

"Somehow the title fits to the lively music of this mature duo dangeling between uptempo country and laid back folk. So slip into your dungarees, stick a blade of grass between your lips and say: Howdie partner, play that song again!"
coolibri, 2/06

"An Englishman and a German native met up in Bochum to enhance the already rich traditional bluegrass- folk and old time music with their convincing songwriting - playing a variety of stringed instruments with skill, verve and whole lot of fun."
folker! 2/06

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Cover Artwork + Illustration:
Christoph Heuer

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Greased Lightning

With their new album „Greased Lightning“ L.BOW GREASE easily bridge the gap between celtic and american folk as well as traditional music and modern pop. Supported by a string of skilled guest musicians out of the bluegrass and irish folk scene evolved a fascinating acoustic album.

„Greased Lightning“ CD is packed full of hard driving bluegrass, sentimental love songs, ironic and witty music hall tunes and moving folk ballads – a variation of original songs which cover the whole spectrum of acoustic orientated music. Besides their own self penned material the old Rolling Stones hit Honky Tonk Women jumped on board to join L.BOW GREASE on their musical voyage.

Two songs were recorded live in the Musiktheater Piano in Dortmund/Germany. It was the result of a session in a cosy corner of the pub.
We had some great musical support from some fine musicians such as Thomas Hecking (Akkordeon), Marc Decker (Flutes), Christian Waleschkowski (Bodhran), Max Brücher (Banjo) and Johannes Haas-Rollenbeck (Bass) and also friends who sang along with us including some of the locals that were having a pint or two. Thanks to all and especially to Ulrike and Volker!

CD (digipac):
L.BOW GREASE „Greased Lightning“ (2007)
ruhrfolk 4004

 

 

Press reviews:

"When a singer/songwriter duo have been friends for more than 25 years then the chemistry must be right. With their second album "Greased Lightning" L.BOW GREASE proove that this also evolved their musical creation. "Greased Lightning" carries on where forerunner Pickin´ on the Porch came to an end and easyly combines celtic sounds with amarican folk and modern pop. It is more than a typical bluegrass recording but covers a much wider spectrum due to the input of many guest musicians from all feels of folk music."
coolibri 5/07

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Cover Artwork + Illustration: Christoph Heuer

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Maxi CD: Spam Mail

"This is a self extracting music file!"

With these words, the Duo L.Bow Grease wish to notify you that they would welcome the opportunity to play their song Spam Mail at one of your venues, and after the first few bars everyone will understand what it’s all about.

Who does’nt get sick of the daily bombardment of unwanted e-mails, filling up the PO-Box with special offers for Viagra- wonder drugs- indecent proposals from sex hungry individuals, and the chance to win millions and various other scams.

In short: not what the average sane person needs. It’s so annoying,when you’ve invested in anti spam programs spam blockers and so on.

L.Bow Grease take it all with a pinch of salt and with a sense of humor they send this message out to all these spam mailers: You can shove it up your! Ah! That feels better.

Additional songs:
The Flesh Is Weak
How Could I Love You

 

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