Dan Noordermeer 2008December 14, 2009
Artist: Jeff Healey
Release: Mess of Blues
Genre: Blues Rock
Chatham Connection: Guitarist Dan Noordermeer is from Chatham.
May 2009: Jeff Healey’s “Mess of Blues” wins Rock Blues Album Of The Year at the 30th Annual Blues Awards in Memphis, TN THE BLUES FOUNDATION.
2009 JUNO AWARDS : “Mess of Blues” Nominated for “Blues Album Of The Year”
The band continues to perform and keeping Jeff’s music alive at festivals throughout the world.
Touring worldwide with Jeff Healey since 2002 Dave Murphy, Dan Nordermeer, Alec Fraser, & Al Webster recorded his final album in London England & Toronto Canada entitled “Mess of Blues”.
01. I’m Torn Down, 02. How Blue Can You Get 03. Sugar Sweet 04. Jambalaya 05. The Weight 06. Mess O’ Blues 07. It’s Only Money 08. Like A Hurricane 09. Sittin’ On Top Of The World 10. Shake, Ratte And Roll
About Dan: Guitarist extraordinaire Dan Noordermeer has also been performing in the “Dave Murphy Band” for almost a decade, and continues to dazzle audiences with his formidable talents. Originally from Chatham, Dan now resides in Hamilton. Dan is known for his Samson-like mane of hair and his wicked sense of humour. Unlikely as it seems, Dan was a full time country musician for many years before joining the band. But for those familiar with his playing it’s no surprise, since he has an uncanny ability to play every style of music with incredible authenticity, passion and virtuosity. www.davemurphyband.com
Notes: Mess of Blues contains ten cuts, all of them chosen by Healey from what he considered “audience favorites,” rather than his own or his fine band’s preferred tunes. Four of these were recorded in front of audiences at the Islington Academy in London and, appropriately enough, at Healey’s Roadhouse (his club) in Toronto. The other six were cut at Studio 92 in Canada by Norm Barker and Richard Uglow.