AZULES: New Latin Jazz/Blues album from Louise Phelan

Louise Phelan

Limerick singer Louise Phelan continues to make waves in Mexico’s jazz scene since the last time we spoke in 2015. On her new record she worked with Mexican blues guitarist Octavio Herrero. The project is called Azules and is a mix of original and classic jazz/blues.
Louise studied performance and teaching diplomas in Acting Performance through the London College of Music, attended Spotlight Stage School and took part in many musicals and pantos in the city. She is part of an extended family that includes well known Limerick singers, musicians, actors and DJs, such talents as Judy O’Connor, Andrew Bromell, Stephen Ryan, Richie Ryan, Conor Ryan and Maedbh O’Connor.
Louise Phelan and Octavio Herrero (Guitarist and band leader of Mexican Blues band Las Señoritas de Aviñón) have released their first independent blues album. The album was recorded during 2021 in Mexico City adhering to social distancing and covid protocols.
The album is a palette that moves bravely through the traditional and the more eclectic, comments Octavio.
“The album contains six originals and six blues classics that have been reimagined and interpreted from a personal viewpoint”, adds Louise.
The album called AZULES (Blues in Spanish) contains a broad range of the various matices of blues with a wonderful version of ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’ and ‘I Am A Woman’ are particular standouts. The record is available Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music.
The official launch concert will take place on Friday January 27 at Fundación Sebastián AC, Mexico City at 7:30 pm.