A song written by a legendary Bahamian artist could help a British Blues singer earn a coveted Award.
Gladstone “Stone” McEwan’s “A Fool for You” has helped to land Wily Bo Walker among a special group of people who are nominated for the prestigious Kevin Thorpe Award in this year’s British Blues Awards.
The song which has a classic blues riff, with an infectious edge will have you snapping your fingers and tapping your feet.
It was recorded and produced by Daniel Flam, in New York. Flam is also a renowned trombone player and has put his stamp on many major artists’ recordings, including Kanye West’s, “All of the Lights”.
McEwan relished the opportunity to work with international artists while putting his Bahamian brand on the project.
The song I wrote was picked up by an international artist of repute,” he said. “It truly is an international project.”
McEwan could soon find himself enjoying international chart success. “Fool for You” is being released in the United Kingdom and the United States
Stone McEwan began his musical career at the age of ten, singing with Bahamian great, the late George Moxey. Over the past 40 years, he has led a few bands such as Willpower and Force; opened for many top acts, including The Manhattans, Red Foxx, Jose Feliciano and at Drama in Bahama, the final fight of legendary boxer, the late Muhammad Ali’s career.
Stone has also played with an extensive list of Bahamian artists and has a few local hits to his credit as well. Classics such as “Say What You Like”, “Hangin’ Out in Abaco”, “The Thing So Sweet”, and “Party Movin’”.
McEwan still plays throughout The Bahamas. His cover of Tony McKay’s “Going to Cat Island” is still a crowd-pleaser.
McEwan is currently writing, recording and producing for local artists whose work will be released in the coming weeks.
If you want to know more about “Fool For You”, the song that Wily Bo Walker performs, and vote for him at this year’s British Blues Awards, you can by logging on to: http://www.britishbluesawards.co.uk/vote.htm.