Blues Like A Prayer

by Tim Crahart Blues Band

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    Lots of love

    Tim, Harvey and Andy

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Some songs you write; some songs you’re given. ‘Blues Like a Prayer’ is a song that came to me at a time when I needed a miracle and I feel it was a gift from God. The lyrics and melody came first and only afterwards did I realise I’d written a song in waltz time with a minor V chord in the chorus – very unlike me. As soon as it was finished I knew it would be the title track. I also knew it would be fantastic to have a Gospel choir singing on it and, thanks to our friends at God’s House International Centre in Bristol, that became a reality.
As with the first two CDs, this is once again a mixture of originals and re-packaged traditional Gospel Blues songs. We have ‘Jesus on the Mainline’, Blind Willie Johnson’s ‘Soul of a Man’ and ‘Motherless Children’ and a mash-up of Rev Gary Davis’ ‘Great Change’ and ‘Steppin’ Out’, as famously covered by Eric Clapton & John Mayall on the Beano album.
The originals include ‘God Meant it For Good’ a retelling of the story of Joseph complete with a Wah-Wah drenched riff, and the swinging ‘Good Woman Blues’ with lyrics from Andy, by way of Proverbs 31. ‘When You Fall’ and ‘Squeaky Clean’ were two songs I’d written some time ago and forgotten about. Fortunately, I rediscovered them in time to make it onto the CD. Finally, the Gary Moore influenced ‘Lady Gets the Blues’ is for Deb, my wife and my inspiration. ENJOY!

The band would like to thank;
Lyn Price at Red Rock Studios for his patience and humour God’s House Band for making a dream, a reality
John Pinkstone for the photos Mark Kedward for building Tim’s Cigar Box Guitar
Our wives, families and churches
Everyone that has supported and encouraged the band
God for His grace and love


released October 10, 2014

Tim Crahart: Guitars, vocals
Harvey Philpott: Drums
Andy (The Deacon) Long: Bass




Andy Long Newport, UK

Bass player, Blues, Jazz, Rock, Weird solo bass nonsense.

Currently 'between' bands.

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