Double Standards is a celebration of the greatest blues songs, performed as duets with some of his musical friends. Mick’s love of many blues styles is well known, and this album brings the listener a wide range of blues, from down home to classic Chicago to jazzy to blues rock, Mick and his friends bring you the many faces of the blues. As with his previous albums, the proceeds from Double Standards will go to the Blues Foundation’s HART Fund and Generation Blues programs.
Vocalists include Sugaray Rayford, Heather Crosse, Victor Wainwright, Annika Chambers, Tas Cru, Tullie Brae, Eric Hughes, Erica Brown, Patti Parks, David Dunavent, Gracie Curran, and Jeff Jensen. Musicians include Mick Kolassa, guitar/vocals; Jeff Jensen, guitar; Bill Ruffino, bass; James Cunningham, drums; Chis Stephenson, organ; Eric Hughes, harmonica; Alice Hasan, violin; Colin John, guitar; David Dunavent; guitar; and Jeremy Powell on piano, who appears courtesy of Stax Records.
Produced by Jeff Jensen and engineered at Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN.