Universal stories from rural America as told from the artist’s unique point of view, Showcasing music inspired by funky blues legends throughout the last half-century.
Sept 2nd, 2021 – A new collection of songs written by singer Ernie Peniston entitled “These Blues” was released on August 28th, 2021. Each of the songs on the album provides a unique look at American life from a truly authentic Iowegian Black Blues artist with a rich history spanning over 50 years in the music business. Recorded at CopperTop Studio Hut, the album offers a fresh look at life in Southeastern Iowa as told in story form from the perspective of a Black American.
“Ernie Peniston style may be reminiscent of old school black music, but he definitely is an original who preaches from the heart and soul of a modern man”
Ernie and his team have produced a soulfully funky album inspired by Ernie’s long life as a founding member of Iowa’s Blues and R&B Scene.
“Ernie Peniston has a style that recalls his funky blues roots developed during the Minneapolis R&B Sound era of the 70-80s , featuring himself as well Prince and Morris Day ad the time while still remaining original, authentic and accessible to all people” – John-Paul “Jp” Jones – Lifoti 2021 Artist/Album of the Year Recipient
These Blues is to be released on CD & DIGITAL SAMPLE on August 28th, 2021 via Funky Blue Music Store.
For more information and booking enquiries contact AJ Records Limited, LLC.
1. What Did I Do
2 Love Utopia *
3 I Want You
4 These Blues
5 Old Letters
6 You Can’t Do That No More
7 Love’s Got A Hold On Me
8 Meat On The Bon
Vocals – Ernie Peniston
Drums – Rick Penhallegon **
Bass – Darren Butler **
Guitar – Craig Stubbins 1,3,5
Guitar – Ed Finn 2,4,6,7,8 **
Keyboards – David Sulzberger **
Backing Vocals – Delene McConnaha **
Producer – Ernie Peniston
Composer Ernie Peniston except 2,8
Lyrics Ernie Peniston except 2,8
Track 2. Lyrics & Music by Johnny Copeland
Track 8. Lyrics & Music by Manuel Crutcher
Recorded/Mixed at – Mischief Studios – Muscatine IA
Photos: Front—Stan Furlong – Back—Jim VanWinkle
Artwork—Mastering—Prof. John-Paul “Jp” Jones
Copyright © 2021 Ernie Peniston All Rights Reserved
Copyright (sr) 2021 AJ Records Limited
ABOUT THE ARTIST
About Ernie Peniston: For more than 50 years, Iowa Blues & Midwest Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Ernie Peniston has been a staple of Black Iowegian music, and while his mother & her family hail from the Lake Rathbun area of southeast Iowa, Ernie was born and raised in Muscatine Iowa on the Mississippi River. Ernie’s music invokes great blues, funk and soul artists including Bobby Rush, Stevie Wonder, Solomon Burke, James Brown and Ronald Isley. Ernie’s latest self-released CD entitled “These Blues” is set for release in Summer 2021.