Al Learman, http://www.allermanmusic.com, In His Own Words,
“Blues with a whole lot of soul”
Playing music is part of me. I’ve had the drive to play music since I was a little kid. By the time I was eleven, I had already seen Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Muddy Waters and Paul Butterfield. Once I heard the blues my fate in music was cemented. I made a conscious effort to take that path from that moment on. Just like eating or sleeping, it’s part of what I need to do to exist and be happy. I’ve made my living, or at least, I have survived by playing music for 40 years. I will give it another 20 years, and if things don’t pan out, I suppose I’ll start looking for a day job!
I am grateful to be part of a band like FATHEAD. As a songwriter, working with a great singer like John Mays and hearing him wrap his voice around my lyrics & melodies is a real treat. Having great musicians like Omar Tunnoch, Teddy Leonard, and Bucky Berger interpret my songs only makes them better. These guys are the cream of the crop. Working as a solo artist as well gives me the opportunity to road-test much of my material and change it as I go. I like the fact that if I write a song in the afternoon, I can play it that night. No rehearsal necessary because it’s just me. There are no boundaries working as a solo.
Yours In Radio,