This classic blues song was originally recorded in the early 1960’s by Ray Charles, but The Lonesome Fellas apply their own Chicago roots & swing styling to Rays big sound. A plaintive love duet written by Carolyn Leigh and Henry Glover, it features Solitaire Miles harmonizing with guest vocalist Saalik Ahmad Ziyad  about their longing to be together. It’s not a trifling ditty though… the mood is tigerishly led by sax maestro Eric Schneider who animates the whole song with his characteristic big-and-brawny, down-home Chicago style, giving a performance that even Von Freeman would be proud of! Don Stille brings echoes of Ray Charles to the piano, Neal Alger strums soulful  blues on guitar, while Bassist Chris Bernhardt and drummer Phil Gratteau keep it all cool.

The Lonesome Fellas are best known as a Roots and Western Swing band, but they play a rousing “Sweet Home Chicago” groove on this love song, which will certainly bring some heartfelt romance to your Valentine’s Day. – JM Reid, Chicago Music Guide

You can listen to and download the single at their Bandcamp page here –

Susie Blue & the Lonesome Fellas has also just been nominated by the Academy of Western Artists for “Best Western Swing Band” of the year, and vocalist Solitaire Miles was nominated for “Best Western Swing Singer” of the year.  The awards will be held in Fort Worth Texas this March and featured in Billboard Magazine