In the summer of 2023, Greenville, Mississippi-based blues pianist and singer Eden Brent traveled with her husband/bass player/producer Bob Dowell to his hometown, London. What transpired was a surprise two-day recording session with ace guitarist Rob Updegraff and drummer Pat Levett, Dowell’s old bandmates from The Coalminers. Sometimes spontaneous is good. Recorded live in Fish Factory Studio, the result is Brent’s bluesiest and most mature album to date.

Eden Brent's new 2024 album

Eden Brent’s new 2024 album

There’s a definite New Orleans feel to Brent’s music, which gives it a fun, nostalgic, timeless quality. Getaway Blues, which will be released on June 21, features Brent’s signature boogie-woogie piano playing, soulful singing, a tasty band, and bittersweet blues ballads. A few highlights are the already-released title track single, the lazy, sultry delta blues tune “Watch the World Go By”, and the Dr. John-feeling “What You Want.” The record should receive acclaim from the blues community that has already feted Brent with three Blues Music Awards in her career.

Eden Brent

Check out the full video of my interview Eden Brent here. Stick around for the end to hear Brent talk about her old friend, WBGO legendary host Bob Porter.

Blues singer and guitarist Eden Brent

Blues singer and guitarist Eden Brent

Eden Brent “Getaway Blues”:

Eden Brent “Jigsaw Heart”:

Boogaloo Ames & Eden Brent – Sustaining The Sound:

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