The test of a true guitar slinger is if they can slow down and still deliver the tasty. Today we bring you Hadden Sayers, who has been hiding in the spotlight for years. He combines his love for the blues and Americana on his new album, Hard Dollar, which came out yesterday. He has played guitar in B.B. King’s rhythm section, The Silent Partners, and for the Blues Foundation’s Female Blues Artist of the Year, GRAMMY© Award-nominated force of nature Ruthie Foster. He has performed at some of the most prestigious blues and jazz festivals in the world, including Monterey and Telluride, and has shared the stage with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Derek Trucks, Bruce Hornsby, Delbert McClinton, and Darius Rucker.
We had two videos to pick from, and both of them are gentle rather than screaming, though there are some scorching tunes on the new record. One is a duet with Ruthie Foster. The other we bring you below. What is remarkable, is that this video could have been an excuse to parade stereotypically young women; to Hadden’s credit, it is every kind of woman instead, old, young and in between. Here is Texas-bred Hadden Sayers with “Sweet Texas Girls.”
- Jessie Scott