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Hector Anchondo - Let Loose Those Chains

One of the best things about the pandemic was being home and working on Facebook nearly every night as part of the incredible Can't Stop The Blues team - winners of a 2022 KBA Award given by the Blues Foundation . It was during my time on Facebook that I met some amazingly talented musicians who have since become friends . Hector , alongside friend Ken Valdez , captivated audiences with their well-crafted songs done solo for much of the feeds , a passion for their craft , a sincerity that came across to audiences the world over , and a real compassion for what was happening to folks throughout the country and around the world . Their songs kept us in great company night after night . Their chats were our life-lines during this unprecedented catastrophe .

If you don't know Hector yet - 2020 winner of the solo/duo competition and the Memphis Cigar Box Award for top guitarist at the IBC ( International Blues Challenge); appearances at the Chicago Blues festival , Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise , Big Blues Bender in las Vegas . He has two other CDs out that are also worth checking out with his band Anchondo -- " Rookie of the year " and " The Audience is Waiting " - and he has a well-established fan base and quite a loyal following having released 3 amazing blues-based CDs - " Kickin' Up Dust" , " Young Guns" , and " Roll the Dice".

Recorded in Crystal Lake , Illinois and Bradenton Florida Hector is backed by a stellar team that includes bassist Joe Corley ( co-producer) and drummer Khayman Whitfield.

" Let Loose Those Chains " is a creative and imaginative musical journey that delivers to the listener a musicians sorrow , joy , loves , and discovery . Every track is a rich and powerful experience . Hectors finger-picking is outstanding and his song-writing has never been better . The songs are clever , with lyrics commenting personally and socially , the evolution of a master craftsman who inspires us all . Be on the look out for Hector Anchondo and enjoy the time spent with this engaging singer / songwriter and talented guitarist . Definitely an emotional ride well worth taking!! Exceptional release that should bring Hector wider acclaim and greater attention.


Author: John Muller

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