2017 album from the German band, one of the leaders of the Neue Deutsche Härte genre. Not only because of their unique silvery look (which quickly became a trademark) Stahlmann became one of the most important bands of the NDH genre and in addition to their typical powerful musical style, their brute but catchy lyrics and singer Mart's deep, distinctive voice, their intense live performances prove this status as well. Since their debut Stahlmann in 2010, Stahlmann are on their way up. Their second and third album Quecksilber and Adamant both entered the German Top40 album charts in 2012 and 2013 and their latest output CO2 even went to #22 in 2015.
Lucky Peterson got his grounding in the blues from his father's friends, and since his father was blues guitarist and singer James Peterson, who also owned the Governor's Inn, a premier blues nightclub in Buffalo, New York, those friends included folks like Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, and Bill Doggett. Peterson had a career as a child prodigy on the Hammond B-3, even scoring an R&B hit with the Willie Dixon-produced "1-2-3-4," the novelty of it all landing him appearances on The Tonight Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, and others, and his debut album appeared in 1969. But it was the blues that claimed Peterson as an adult, by which time he was not only an accomplished piano and organ player, but also a quite competent vocalist and an impressive guitarist with a soaring and emotionally searing style on the instrument. This set finds him placed in a retro Chicago blues setting, with horns added in where appropriate, and Peterson is quite at home here, bringing an exuberant sincerity to the opener, "Proud to Love My Baby," and delivering the title tune, "Traveling Man," with passion and urgency, while bringing a funky groove to "Get on Down," which spotlights his piano playing.