It's here folks! The Ballad of Albert Johnson - the long awaited follow up to the award winning Cigar Store album. Over 50 minutes of new Blues classics, stomping swamp boogies, classic R&B, Acadian swing, Memphis soul, and cutting edge barn burners. The Smoke Wagon Blues Band continue their legacy with tales of triumph and misadventure from New Orleans to the Yukon. This album will get you on your feet and remind you of a time when legends were celebrated through music and story-telling. We hope you enjoy!
Smoke Wagon's previous release CIGAR STORE won three Independent Blues Awards:
- Best Modern Roots Album
- Best R&B Soul Song
- Best New Artist
Album Charts - Roots Music Report:
In less than 2 months, Cigar Store reached #42 on the US Roots Music Report's Top 100 Blues Rock Albums for all of 2016
In 2017 the album hit #2 on the Canadian Blues and Roots Charts, #6 on the US Blues Rock Charts and #16 on the Australian Roots and Blues Charts.
Singles Charts - Roots Music Report:
Every track from Cigar Store has appeared on the US Top 50 Blues Rock Single Charts - for 47 consecutive weeks...
Singles Charts - Stingray Music:
Cigar Store has been in the top 10 Canadian Stingray Blues Charts for 10 months straight...
Independent Blues Awards:
The band is humbled to be recognized along such greats as Colin James, Bobby Rush, Joe Bonnamassa, John Mayall, Ben Harper, etc... “We are ecstatic that “Cigar Store” has been so well received. Thanks so much to all our fans who voted and to all our favourite DJ’s. It means the world to us that folks are listing...”
The Smoke Wagon Blues Band's latest studio release features 50 minutes of new blues classics. Interpreting historic tales from the Yukon, the underground railroad, and bootlegging, combined with old school R&B, stomping swamp boogies, and new edge barn burners, Cigar Store will get you on your feet and remind you of a time when storytelling and music were at the forefront.
Recorded and Produced by Steve Sherman Productions and mastered by the Legendary Nick Blagona, you're going want this gem in your audio collection.