Bring It On Home - the new single
Taken from the new album,
Mitchhart’s musical journey began in his native Cincinnati, Ohio, in a home where jazz guitars masters like Wes Montgomery and Johnny Smith were playing on the stereo. Therefore, it was natural that he gravitated towards the six-string. As a child he saw the outrageous Little Richard on a TV show and was captivated by his showmanship. Today, Mitchhart has created his own brand of showmanship that brings audiences back again and again.
Stacy says “when I saw Bobby “Blue” Band and B.B. King, I knew what I wanted to do. Since then, my playing’s just gotton more focused and aggressive with time.”
Another inspiration was Cincinnati guitarist and singer Frank Hedges. “He played guitar in a strange, almost drum like style, which taught me to concentrate on the groove.” Mitchhart developed his sound and stagecraft at the helm of four groups in Cincinnati-climbing the pinnacle of the city’s blues scene. He also began his recording career there, with 1993’s Blues Transfusion. Since then, he’s made a dozen more albums. By the early 90’s, he was the top blues act in Cincinnati. Mitchhart’s name is synonymous with “blues” in the most rapidly growing city along the Cumberland river and he’s still playing 200 of his annual dates without leaving home. Thanks to the international following he’s largely built in Nashville at Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar, Mitchhart has also performed in eight other countries.
“I’ve played everything from 50,000-seat, sold-out arenas to 5,000-15,000 attendance blues festivals to 1,500-seat theatres to 250-seat clubs to a 40-seat grocery store to backyard barbecues and weddings to corporate parties. The bottom line is that every gig is important to the people that booked you and the audience always deserves your best. The truth is I’m more comfortable on stage entertaining than I am in my own living room. I’ve spent my whole life there. And I feel like the stripped down approach to this album lets other people get inside my music almost as deep as I do every night when I’m on stage.” Stacy Mitchhart 2016