Anwar Khurshid and Paul DesLauriers

Paul DesLauriers & Anwar Khurshid; two virtuosos come together for a fascinating and unique musical meeting between the Blues and Indian Classical music. Born from a mutual love and respect for each other's music, celebrated Blues guitarist Paul DesLauriers from Montreal and sitar player of international renown, Anwar Khurshid, engage in a skillful and respectful musical dialogue that takes the listener on a sensual and exhilarating journey from Delhi to the Mississippi Delta. From the soaring heights of the title track, to the slow burn of Midnight on Dorion and the exhilarating pace of Silk Route Groove the album develops through 7 original pieces from the two maestros as well as skillful adaptations of the Blind Willie Johnson blues classic Nobody's Fault But Mine, the ancient Qawwali piece Chhaap Tilak Sab Chheeni, by 14th-century mystic Amir Khrusow, and a tip of the hat to the song that brought the sound of the sitar to many western ears for the first time, The Beatles Norwegian Wood. Masters in their own right, Greg Morency on bass and Sam Harrisson on drums join Paul and Anwar for what can only be described as a true feast for the senses.