Little Axe is a pioneer of 21st century blues music. Bringing the blues into the present and preparing it for the future.
It all began in the early 80s when Skip, son of a guitarist and bluesman, was operating in the most important rhythm section of the time; Sugarhill Gang’s House Band. There he met Keith Le Blanc and Doug Wimbish, his partners in groundbreaking records like White Lines.
Soon Skip met Adrian Sherwood, a pioneer for On-U Sound, a label producing a distinctively original sound. This led to the release of many brilliant recordings under the Tackhead ident.
And onwards, On-U classics like Bim Sherman’s Miracle in which Skip played a large part and ultimately, through technical work with artists from Junior Delgado to Sinead O’Connor, to the first Little Axe album in 1994 The Wolf That House Built.
Champagne And Grits followed with less sampling and more writing. Chris Difford of Squeeze, Shara Nelson, Bernard Fowler, Ghetto Priest and Junior Delgado all feature.
The story then continued with the release of Stone Cold Ohio and the next chapter is now being written… The music remains fresh and meaningful because it’s from the heart of a true bluesman.
Listen to tracks featuring Little Axe
Extracts of tracks from Little Axe:
If I Had My Way
Say My Name
Walk On Water
All In The Same Boat
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