Track Listing:
click on note to hear a sample of the song
Finish Line (400K wave) curtis on vox
Careless Living
No Reason (300K wave) sugar on vox
  5 to 99 Blues
Mother-in-law Blues
  Marginal Man
  Looking For A New Baby
Things I Forgot to Do
  Waiting For The Hard Times To Go
  All Night Long
  Common Sense
  Days of Old
  You Win, I Lose
Looking Good (220k wave)

The Players:

Otis Grand - Guitars
Curtis Salgado - Vocals & Harp
Sugar Ray Norcia - Vocals & Harp
Kim Wilson - Vocals
Neil Gouvin - Drums
Mudcat Ward - Bass
Anthony Geraci - Piano & B3
Gordon Beadle - Tenor Sax
Bob Enos - Trumpet
Dave Sholl - Alto Sax
Tom "La Bamba" Mahfood - Bari Sax
Rich Lataille- Alto Sax
George "Leroy" Lewis - Associate Producer

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Produced & arranged by Otis Grand

Recorded in Boston, USA

Castle Records' release of Otis Grand's "Nothing Else Matters..." is this year's CD of the Year. There is no misrepresentation here. Listen to these 15 choice tracks, and soon, it's true, nothing else matters.

Long the U.K.'s best kept blues secret, Otis Grand (a six-time U.K. Blues Guitarist of the Year who edged out Eric Clapton for 4 years running) is finally beginning to get the U.S. exposure he deserves. "Nothing Else Matters" is Grand's first American recording. It is a must for fans of great blues guitar. It is a must for fans of great blues. Period.

After recording five albums in Europe, Grand felt it "was time to record with the right musicians... those who are truly and deeply steeped in the blues, the kind of guys with over 20 years experience under their belt. With "a suitcase full of new tunes, and eager to get on the flight to Boston," Grand was ready. He decided to record in New England because "apart from Texas, the best blues and R&B has been coming out of the New England area." Grand credits Duke Robillard, Ronnie Earl, Roomful of Blues, Sugar Ray Norcia and other members of the New England blues scene for "single-handedly keeping the blues alive during the disco '70s."

Kim Wilson, Curtis Salgado and Sugar Ray's vocals are featured on "Nothing Else Matters" as well as Neil Gouvin, Mudcat Ward and Anthony Geraci's rhythm section.

As Texas Blues Magazine columnist Don 'O' puts it, "this is truly an all-star session that brings together the perfect ingredients from all over the USA and the U.K."
Otis Grand owns up to the numerous accolades and awards that are continuously bestowed upon him.

"...[the] new master on the rise" - Blues Access

Otis Grand: "Succeeds in what Robert Cray has been attempting" - Juke Blues