Shining Stone Records announces the signing of Brazilian blues/roots guitarist Nuno Mindelis and will release his label debut CD, Angels & Clowns, on August 20. The new CD was produced by Duke Robillard and features backing by the Duke Robillard Band, with a special guest vocal performance by label-mate Sunny Crownover. The rest of the album session players include Bruce Bears on keyboards, Brad Hallen on bass and Mark Teixeira on drums.
The “baker’s dozen” 13 tracks on Angels & Clowns were recorded at Lakewest Recording and mixed by John Paul Gauthier. They showcase a highly creative guitarist who infuses his blues music with a number of exotic influences, including the roots music of his Brazilian homeland on the all-original songs, which include two dazzling instrumentals.