Last year Ian Siegel shot to the top of the blues roots genre like a comet. He’s one of the most talented singer/songwriters that the British blues scene has produced recently. Siegel sings the blues with a lot of soul. Hence the ubiquitous comparisons with the voices of Tom Waits, Van Morrison and Bruce Springsteen. He baffled the audience when he was allowed to join Bill Wyman on tour. ‘The support act was more impressive than main programme’, people said. Siegal, born in the south of Great-Britain and raised with Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis and Chuck Berry, didn’t really get into music until he heard Little Richard. He’s also a great admirer of Muddy Waters. Siegals’s second CD Meat & Potatoes, including the catchy single Sugar Rush, is even better than the first one. It was claimed to be an indispensable record for the blues lover.