2015 New Release: "A Winning Hand," a Greaseland production
The Lucky Losers, featuring Cathy Lemons & Phil Berkowitz" (Blues & Roots Duets) with Special Guests Steve Freund (Sunnyland Slim, Big Walter Horton, Koko Taylor); Kid Andersen (Rick Estrin & The Nightcats and BMA Nominee for Best Guitarist 2013 and 2014); Ben Rice (Winner of IBC for Best Guitarist 2014).
“To my ears, most modern blues is stale and uninspired. I can’t think of another genre that cranks out so much dull material. So when an exception comes along, it’s all that more remarkable. Cathy Lemons and Phil Berkowitz sing together in harmony, and trade vocal lines on this album’s dozen tunes, backed by a solid but not showy band and horn section. They capture the fun and excitement of a bluesy band in a dimly lit bar. And at its core, that’s what modern blues is about. That Berkowitz is a skilled blues harpist only adds to the enjoyment.”
Bill Kopp, Musoscribe, Monday, August 31st, 2015
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2014 Release on Vizztone: "Black Crow"
“A true blues woman …. Distinctive and soulful vocals … such ease as she moves from blues to soul and R&B to gospel.”
Kyle Deibler, Blues Bytes, April, 2014
Made Living Blues national radio charts, Top 10 CD's in U.K., Roots Music Report in 2014
The song "Black Crow" won the Big City Rhythm & Blues "Coolest Blues Song in the World" Contest, Round I