My name is Jarmo “Slim” Puhakka and I´m a blues guitarist, composer, lyricist and arranger. Born and raised in Finland´s Lapland, I picked up my first guitar at the ...
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Bad Intention-cd out now!
My name is Jarmo “Slim” Puhakka and I´m a blues guitarist, composer, lyricist and arranger. Born and raised in Finland´s Lapland, I picked up my first guitar at the tender age of 12. I´ve been fronting bands ever since, always leaning musically towards blues, soul, funk and rock.
New album Bad Intention:
My sophomore set, Bad Intention is a collection of ten original tunes. Breaking new ground sonically with styles ranging from blues, soul, funk to a Hendrixian-vibe, it will surely raise some hell and interest among blues community all over! A number of true veterans of the Lappish blues fraternity provided a solid backup to my highly personal songs. The icing on the cake are the venerable American singers, Tad Robinson from Indianapolis and Atlanta´s own Andrew Black, who lent their amazing singing chops to my project.
Slim Butler´s "Inner Blues"
Slim´s debut album "Inner Blues" released in 2012 was a huge success! Inner Blues was voted "The Best Blues Album Of The Year 2012" in Finland in two major polls. The readers and critics of the world´s oldest continuously published blues magazine, Finnish Blues News, appraised it. The listeners of YLE Radio Suomi´s weekly blues show "Bluesministeri" followed suit! Reviewers of a variety of blues publications the world over raved about the album in unison. Check the review section.
Inner Blues has that authentic sound and feel of an old recording because it was produced & mixed by Gentle Giant of the Blues, Otis Grand. Otis keeps an experienced eye on the proceedings and also provides stingin´ lead guitar work on a couple of tunes. Incidentally, this album was recorded using old analogue recording equipment in a rustic cottage, Villa Willamo in the Arctic Circle, Rovaniemi. How blue can you get?