Kai Bruckner – electric and acoustic guitars
Christian Kogel – electric and acoustic guitars
Andreas Walter – bass
Jerry Granelli – drums, percussion

Produced by Lee Townsend

Recorded at Principal Studio, Muenster, Germany
Mixed at Different Fur Recording, San Francisco
Mastered at Masterdisk, New York

Recording engineer: Sascha Van Oertzen
Mixing engineer: Judy Clapp
Mastering engineer: Greg Calbi

Intuition Music


“News From the Street spans Granelli’s musical roots and long affection for Delta-flavored blues, with tunes from Bill ‘Honky Tonk Doggett, Ry Cooder, and Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown set against more contemporary artists: Jimi Hendrix, Rinde Eckert, and Bruce Hornsby. Doggett’s jump-blues ‘Honey Boy’ begins the disc with a funky hook, layered with skittery electric guitars and fat bass, backlit by Granelli’s crystalline drumming; Cooder’s ‘Big Love’ pairs acoustic and electric guitars drenched in steamy bayou ambiance; and Eckert’s translucent, porcelain waltz, “Ellen Waltzing,” is an exquisite piece of wistful, Bill Evans-style romance. Throughout News Granelli’s sparse, delicate drumming shines in thoughtful, inspired meditations and shi fting dynamics of resonant phrasing, rhythmic execution, and masterful, precision timekeeping.”