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Matthew Prozialeck

Matthew Prozialeck is an American blues harmonica player. He is best known for his session work, he has appeared on several charting releases. Matthew Prozialeck was born in Philadelphia, United States, he is the son of Scientist Walter Prozialeck. He grew up in Naperville, west of Illinois, he graduated from Naperville North High School in 2008 and was a member of the 2007 8A state champion varsity football team. He graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2013 with a degree in Graphic design, he played trumpet as a child but never played the harmonica until he lived in the college art dormitory. He began to study Chicago blues and jam in blues clubs in Chicago, he started playing professionally in college. He played around the local blues scene for years, he was a member of The Ed Burns Rhythm & Blues Revue for most of 2014. In 2015, Prozialeck relocated to Boston, Massachusetts join the Vizztone band, Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers; the Delta Swingers toured nationally and were semifinalists in the International Blues Challenge in 2017.

At the age of 27 he was the second youngest harmonica player in the competition and the youngest to reach the semifinals that year. His first album with the Delta Swingers, Big Road, was released on Vizztone in October 2017 to positive reviews. In a review of the album by Daniel Pavlica of The Rocktologist, his playing was recognized and the reviewer said he "played with poignancy and lusty confidence". Big Road peaked at number 9 on the Roots Music Report Blues Albums Chart and was ranked number 52 on their best of 2018 list. A 2018 article in Blues Blast Magazine described Prozialeck as the band's "secret weapon". In 2017, he became an official endorser for Seydel harmonicas; the Delta Swingers were nominated for a Boston Music Award and three New England Music Awards in 2018. The band opened for Roomful Of Blues, Lil' Ed Williams, Jason Ricci during his tenure, he appeared on their album The Christmas Swing. In January 2019, he left Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers to record and focus on solo and session work.

He moved to Massachusetts shortly afterward. In May 2018, he played on a couple songs for the sessions for GA-20's debut album, Lonely Soul, released in October 2019 on Karma Chef Records and debuted at number 15 on the Billboard Blues Chart, he appeared on the "GA-20 with Charlie Musselwhite and Luther Dickinson"' 7 inch single, playing harp on the B-side "Sit Down Baby" and singing backup on the A-side, "Naggin' On My Mind". In 2019, Prozialeck began collaborating with Matthew Stubbs to record his debut solo album, it is the first album to feature Prozialeck as the lead singer. The album release date has yet to be announced. In October of 2019 he co-founded the Boston based blues band The Wandering Ones

Lal Bal Pal

Lal Bal Pal were a triumvirate of assertive nationalists in British-ruled India in the early 20th century, from 1906 to 1918. They advocated the Swadeshi movement involving the boycott of all imported items and the use of Indian-made goods in 1907 during the anti-Partition agitation in Bengal which began in 1905; the final years of the nineteenth century saw a radical sensibility emerge among some Indian intellectuals. This position burst onto the national all-India scene in 1905 with the Swadeshi movement - the term is rendered as "self reliance" or "self sufficiency". Lal-Bal-Pal mobilized Indians across the country against the Bengal partition, the demonstrations and boycotts of British goods that began in Bengal soon spread to other regions in a broader protest against the Raj; the nationalist movement faded with the arrest of its main leader Bal Gangadhar Tilak and retirement of Bipin Chandra Pal and Aurobindo Ghosh from active politics. While Lala Lajpat Rai suffered from injuries, due to British police superintendent, James A. Scott, ordered the British Indian police to lathi charge and assaulted Rai.