Ledfoot came into existence in 2006, when Tim Scott McConnell (an American guitarist and singer-songwriter living in Norway for more than 20 years) put together all the different techniques from over 30 years of playing (with The Rockats, The Havalinas a.o.) and combined a 12-string guitar with steel fingerpicks, a brass slide, open-tunings, very heavy strings and a stomp box. Mixing this with a dark lyrical and melodic sense, he dubbed it ‘Gothic Blues’, a sound close to the murder ballad tradition.
Since then Ledfoot has released 5 solo-albums (his fourth one – “White Crow” – was awarded with the Norwegian Grammy for ‘Best Blues Album of 2019’) and toured the whole of Europe many times. He opened live for Bob Dylan (during his “Oh Mercy”-tour), Crowded House and Chris Isaak, and was covered by Bruce Springsteen (the “High Hopes”-title track). In 2020 he released the more melodic duo-album “A Death Divine” with the Norwegian guitarist Ronni Le Tekro, and in 2021 his latest cd/lp “Black Valley” saw the light.
His new album “Coffin Nails” contains 10 brand new tracks, all full-on analogue direct to tape recordings, in the spirit of the old blues tradition. Tim: “This album was recorded and mixed in two days… live… straight to tape… no edits, no punching in… just me… honest for better or worse… honesty.. what a precious thing!”. So, there’s no bullshit here, just a unique artist, spitting out his soul in the most naked and real setting possible. Still, the sound, the lyrics and the performance are very much a product of today.
Winter Lazerus: “Hell yeah, what a great ride this album is. Somewhere John Lee Hooker is smiling and stampin’ his foot to these songs. Love the 12 string riffing so much. You just don’t hear that enough these days. Brings to mind Stevie Ray on killing it on acoustic. Ledfoot on the Goodfoot got some serious mojo!”.