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Kershaw got the blues

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 – Sammy Kershaw got the blues. At least that's what he's going to play when his next disc is out in May.

" The Blues Got Me" (Big Hit Records/RED), out May 13, features 11 tunes with ties to Kershaw's Louisiana roots and Memphis.

"This album has been in the works for a long time and I thank God for giving me the opportunity to be able to record it and bring it to you," says Kershaw.

This collection features Kershaw's take on classics such as Chuck Berry's "No Money Down," the Allman Brothers' "It's Not My Cross To Bear" and the song made famous by Solomon Burke, "Where'd The Money Go." Kershaw, who self-produced, wrote seven originals.

"I guess you could call it a 'Cajunie' blues-type record," Kershaw said. "Lotta Cajun, swamp pop music and maybe a little bit of zydeco influenced into this type of blues. Just a fun project. Something a little different."

The track listing is:
1. The Blues Got Me
2. That Train
3. Ain't My Cross To Bear
4. Where'd The Money Go
5. Big Legged Woman
6. I'm Gone
7. No Money Down
8. I'm Your Huckleberry
9. I'm Going Crazy
10. Hot Night in Kaplan
11. No Money Blues

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