MIDNIGHT AT THE NAIROBI ROOM
A CD by Paul Filipowicz
Rough and tumble, unrepentant, funky and full of soul. This is Paul Filipowicz and his music. "Chinatown" captures all of this Wisconsin guitarist's vast array of influences from Texas blues up through the sounds of the Mississippi Delta, and on to C
1. Jackson Transfer
3. Who Loves You
4. Wichita Falls
5. Too Hot To Boogie
6. 199 Lonely Tear Drops
7. My Kind Of Baby
9. Bootie On Duty
Paul Filipowicz, a throw-back bluesman who never in his 30+ years has bent to music industrys fads or whims.
Blues guitar " Thats it, Thats all there is, Electric, melting tubes, thats the shit". "NAIROBI ROOM" has it all.
MAY 31, 2002 LIVING BLUES POLE
#25 MIDNIGHT AT THE NAIROBI ROOM
Paul is a Bad, Bad man!
"Mean and Low down - not for the faint of heart - raw and stinging and as real as a 90 degree day in August around here. You can tell he has paid his dues, unlike some flah in the pan imitators ;>
You ever see a one-legged roofer crawl?" ~Jim Congdon
"This Midwestern purveyor of blues-rock has an elemental vitality to his playing that's lacking in many better-known guitar slingers." ~ Downbeat, June 2002
Master of controlled blues guitar.
"Paul Filipowicz has been laying his soul bare for audiences in Texas and the Upper Midwest for over three decades. His mastery of controlled blues guitar tension over hypnotic rhythms puts him in a class with the best Modern Mississippi Hill Country artists." ~Steven Sharp LIVING BLUES MAGAZINE
"Lives up to its evocative promise!!!
Midnight at the Nairobi Room..Lives up to its evocative promise as its unhealthy stray-cat walk suggests garage noir or a tribute to the great Johnny Thunders." ~ Blues Revue
"Who is that!? It's GREAT!
I played MOST DOGS (first time for any tracks) tonight. A minute into the song, the phone's ringing. Caller wants to know Who is that!? Its GREAT! " ~ Luke, The Commander, Cadillac Blues 91.3 FM WLVR
...high octane, paint pealing, hot sweaty bar-room blues from guitar country. The title cut is a classic in the making." ~
Big Al's Rhythm RoundUP PBS 106.7 FM
"THIS IS THE REAL DEAL!
There are many blues guitarist out there but many are lacking the Power of Soul. Not with Paul Filipowicz! He plays from the heart!!! This is the real deal electric blues!!!" ~ andre nizzari
"I like it verrrry much.
...your sound is kickin/full--your writing is good and to the point. I like it verrrry much! Keep on pushin." ~ Jimmy Dawkins
"Focused, fiery and cpmfortable.
Nairobi...Filipowicz sounds focused, fiery and comfortable. He uses his hardcore Chicago guitar sounds and husky, timewarn voice to excellent effect. His band is supportive without being intrusive, a muscular ensemble sound as opposed to the dialed-in boogie that's the bane of post classic blues acts!" ~ Tom Laskin, Isthmus, Madison WI