Harmonica Shah
If All You Have Is A Hammer

Electro-Fi 3413
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Harmonica Shah - Vocals and Harmonica
Jack DeKeyser - Electric and Acoustic Guitar
Alec Fraser - Bass
Al Cross - Drums
Special Guest Julian Fauth - Piano


Produced and arranged by Alec Fraser and Jack DeKeyser with Andrew Galloway & Harmonica Shah
Mastered by Andy Krehm at Silverbirch Productions
Mixed by Alec Fraser at Liquid Toronto
Engineered by Alec Fraser and Richard Uglow
Design: Kiley Rundle
Photography: Veronique Messier
Executive producer: Andrew Galloway
All songs Seward Shah BMI, except track 11, John Lee Hooker BMI

Out On The Highway
I Wonder Why?
Bumble Bee Man
Nasty Brown Bat
I've Got A Woman Black As Midnight Gold
Stranded In Detroit
Every Goodbye Ain't Gone

If You Don't Leave, I'll Get Somebody Who Will
Blues For Ford, Chrysler and G.M.
Don't You Feel Like A Dog Covered In Fleas
Boom Boom
Duke and Queen Blues
Cryin' Won't Help Me Now


Tired of “Blues Lite”? If so, then HARMONICA SHAH is your man with his unique brand of Deep Down in the Groove Blues showcased to maximum advantage on his third Electro-Fi release “If All You Have Is A Hammer, Everything Looks Like A Nail”( EFI 3413). The Motor City Mojo Master is joined by Guitar Ace JACK DE KEYZER (Ronnie Hawkins & the Hawks, Robert Gordon) on an album that explores the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of life in a city hit hard by the recession, tough as times are, the beauty of the Blues somehow manages to shine through in all of Harmonica Shah’s Street Wise song writing skills, soulful harp playing and 100 proof vocals. Produced by Blues Music Award winner Alec Fraser (Jeff Healey). “If All You Have Is A Hammer” firmly establishes Harmonica Shah as Detroit’s most influential Bluesman.

–Andrew Galloway

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