The story of singer Louis Finley, born in Louisiana, reads like a boy\'s book for seniors. He once lost his complete vision as a carpenter and decided to become a street musician. A fortune in a major accident, because eventually Finley was discovered. Nobody less than Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach signed the now 64-year-old blues singer and guitarist on his Easy Eye Sound label, wrote his album Goin \'Platinum! (2017) and even produced it. Auerbach aptly typifies Finley\'s vocal qualities: \'He has that magnetic hugeness about his voice\'. Now the latter stands, as a musical blueprint for the American Dream, where it belongs: on the international stages. For lovers of vunzige blues rock peppered with soul and a touch of gospel, this late bloomer during his debut on North Sea Jazz is highly recommended.
Nicht nur deshalb, weil der Mann sehr gut singen kann, sondern weil er ein ganz besonderer Mensch ist, eine sehr alte Seele. Es ist erstaunlich, wieviel Lebensfreude er ausstrahlt, wieviel Energie er hat, trotz allem, was er Schlimmes erlebt hat. Solche Menschen inspirieren und zeigen einem, was alles möglich ist, wenn man nur an sich glaubt.