New songs from Claude Hay: listen here

I’ve seen Australian one-man blues band Claude Hay a few times now. I think he’s fabulous: the right mix of genuinely rootsy, funky, funny, nice, and a string and slide virtuoso to boot. He deserves your time; give him a listen below.

Claude has a new album coming out next month. Below are a couple of songs from it. I think these sound great. They amp up the funky groove, which can never be a bad thing. You can learn more about Claude, and download “I Love Hate You” (which is about his touring van, not a love interest) at his website.

People in the UK: Claude is coming your way. There are dates announced for Folkestone, Halstead, and Gillingham, but more will surely follow.