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Memorial Sean Costello LP Due September 29

Sean CostelloLandslide Records on September 29 will release Sean’s Blues, a 20-track memorial retrospective collection saluting the late Blues guitarist and singer Sean Costello culled from his three commercial album releases from 1996 through 2001, as well as previously unreleased tracks including three live songs.

Sean Costello was already a Blues guitar prodigy when, at age fifteen, he won the 1994 Blues Talent Contest sponsored by the Memphis Beale Street Blues Society and later competed in the National Blues Talent Competition which also featured Susan Tedeschi. The two met up again in 1997 and began doing shows together – first out of Boston and later Atlanta. Costello played lead guitar on Tedeschi’s best selling CD, Just Won’t Burn, while she participated in 1998 sessions with his band, two tracks of which are represented on Sean’s Blues.

Throughout the twenty tracks on Sean’s Blues, Costello is backed by his band that was clearly in precise sync with what he wanted to achieve, both in the studio and in live situations. A telling example of that are the three live tracks, recorded in Chicago, Illinois and Marquette, Michigan, which show a band in lockstep with its leader In 2002, Blues Revue published a cover story on Sean Costello, calling him “the top contender to be the next blues star…and soon.” Sean Costello was still headed on that path when he was tragically taken away from his family, friends and fans at such a young age. Sean’s Blues is a great reminder of just how special Sean Costello was and how much great music he left behind as a lasting legacy.

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