Chuck Hall Looks Back and Forward as He Joins Fervor Records
Phoenix blues guitarist Chuck Hall has signed on with local label Fervor Records, who specializes in licensing music, and the move has already paid off -- the label has landed his songs in an episode of Justified.
The record deal calls for his band to produce a CD, and for its part, Fervor will have more of his band's songs placed on TV shows and in movies. Those songs might come from as far back in the back catalog as 1986.
Hall happened to go to the Fervor Studio to record some songs with blues great Hans Olson when the two studio heads asked to talk with him. The deal was struck within minutes. Hall had worked with one of the owners 20 years ago, on an acoustic guitar project called Arizona Unplugged.
Now Hall performs with an electric guitar. "Some have called it 'high-powered, butt-rippin Texas-style blues," he says. The description works for him. Working with him on the project are Roy Cameron on drums, John Moore on bass, and Hall on guitar and vocals.
Hall's band has performed regularly across the Valley -- at Janey's in Cave Creek, along with Paradise Valley Community College and the Rhythm Room -- and in Northern Arizona. In Flagstaff they recently performed at Mia's and High Altitudes.
Hall was born in Louisiana, but he lived in Dallas and Detroit for years before landing in Arizona in 1984. Hall takes pride in being able to play any type of music, "but for some reason I channel the blues."