GERMAN ROCK- & POP AWARD 2005: Simone Michel, Homemade BEST in category 'Rhythm & Blues', Third in category 'CD-Design' About: Homemade? - Homemade: like 'personal', 'familiar', 'nostalgic', 'natural', 'honest', earthy' like 'my own special recipe with choice ingredients' like 'impressions and experiences collected abroad and brought home to work on' like 'at home in and from my inner self' What got me going with this album was, when after 13 years and seven month the chance suddenly appeared to meet up again with musicians who had played a role in my personal and musical development at a place that had also played an important role: the San Francisco Bay Area in California. 'Homemade' is therefore recorded, mixed and mastered at different places in California and Germany. Simone Michel (Tenor sax, vocals, blues harp,accordion, keys, percussion) Featuring: Freddie Roulette (lap steel guitar) Rich Kirch (guitar, John Lee Hooker's Coast to Coast Blues Band) Jim Kahr (acoustic guitar, slide) Bill Rich (bass, The Taj Mahal Trio) Kester Smith (drums, The Taj Mahal Trio) Antoine Damon (Rap) among many others... Incl. Multimedia bonus track, photo gallery, interactive booklet with lyrics and comments For details, reviews, pictures, guestbook, bio: check out the Simone Michel website!