The Crawdaddy Club Richmond presents Songs of Isolation Feat.
The Della Grants - 2020 (Radio Mix)
Ash Wilson - Covered Hands
Georgia Van Etten - Lockdown With Love
Adam Norsworthy - Quiet Town
Rick Cassman - When This Is Over
Frank Collins - Stay Home Blues
Emma Wilson - Hold On
Pete Harris - Self Isolating With You
Sonja Allen - What's Right Or What's Wrong
Ben Hemming - Undone
Mike Ross - Places
Marcus Lazarus - Gonna Need Some Water
Grange McKenna - Paranoia Blues
an McHugh - Locked Down And Lonely
Staffell & Stewart - Gotta Get Out & Rock 'n' Roll
Gareth Huggett - World Keeps Spinning
The Surreal Lockdown Experience - Isolation Blues
In the early days of Covid 19 and the lockdown I had the germ of an idea inspired by my friend and musician Adam Norsworthy. He had sent out a message to musos on Facebook to see who might be interested in contributing to a song. He had an instant response and the different musicians all recorded their bits remotely and sent it to Adam to splice together. The result was Isolation Blues, a cracking recording which is featured on this album. This triggered an idea in my head that we could take this a stage further by creating a virtual album, and after talking initially to Adam we asked Mark Ede (BigIam) to join us with a view to challenging friends and contacts in our music community to write and record a song related to the lockdown. In the meantime Judy Astley volunteered her music producer/engineer husband Jon (The Who, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Tom Jones, Jools Holland to name just a few) to work his mastering magic to create a fabulous one-off album. The result is an album that digs deep into the sadness and difficulties that we all face during these uncertain times. The music mirrors the feelings that only excellent musicians & songwriters can express in song. It is a present-day history of our times.
We are deliberately releasing this as a charity album now to allow time for the giving frenzy to have died down and hope that we’ll stand out from the many other excellent earlier initiatives.
Everyone involved has generously donated their songs and time freely in aid of our chosen charity, + Heroes, a small charity set up by NHS staff for NHS staff helping them obtain much needed PPE, childcare and food as well as financial and emotional support.
As we have no costs every penny will go to + Heroes.
Thank you to all the talented, brilliant musicians who contributed to this very special charity album.