Dion releases new single ‘Hymn To Him’ with Patti Scialfa and Bruce Springsteen today. The single is taken from his upcoming album ‘Blues With Friends’ released on Friday 5th June via Keeping The Blues Alive Records.
“Hymn to Him” (with Patti Scialfa, vocals, and Bruce Springsteen, guitar) “I first recorded this song for my 1987 gospel album Velvet & Steel. But songs are never finished… I kept hearing this with Patti’s voice, so I asked her to help me remake the song. When she started singing and layering her vocals down, I got a big surprise. Bruce walked into the studio with his guitar and asked to play a solo. They made it something sublime.”
“Dion knows how to sing, and he knows just the right way to craft these songs, these blues songs. He’s got some friends here to help him out, some true luminaries. But in the end, it’s Dion by himself alone, and that masterful voice of his that will keep you returning to share these Blues songs with him.” Excerpt from Bob Dylan’s liner notes for Blues With Friends.
Ever the no-nonsense sage, Dion bottom lined just what makes Blues With Friends a project for the ages: “Great songs, great guitarists. What more do you need?” he asks.
Blues With Friends is available for Pre-Order worldwide at: KTBArecords.com More information at www.diondimucci.com