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I started a quest to find terrific blues music and incredible musicianship when I was just a little kid. I also have a tremendous appreciation of fine musical instruments and equipment. One of my greatest joys all of my life was sharing my finds with my friends. I'm now publishing my journey. I hope that you come along!


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Friday, December 1, 2023

Junkyard Dog Productions artist: Jimmy Bennett - Sunday Morning Sessions - New Release Review

 I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Sunday Morning Sessions, by Jimmy Bennett and it's a solid set of acoustic country style blues. Opening with Easter Morning Melody, Jimmy Bennett, shows solid command of the Piedmont picking style and delivers this jaunty tune. Nice opener. Getting out the slide on his dobro, Bennett shows fluid technique and feel on Snow Sliding. Delbert McClinton's casual blues rocker, New York City features Bennett on vocal and guitar and John Ginty on keys. With a good melody, fluid guitar runs and some of Bennett's best vocals on the track this is a strong radio track. Playing Johnny Cash's Ring of Fire in up tempo fashion, Bennet gives it a different feel and is certain to draw crowd attention at shows. Wrapping the release is Serenade For New Orleans with a somber melody and Bennett accompanying himself on dobro. This is a solid release and one that his that right spot. 


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Thursday, November 30, 2023

Little Village artist: Nic Clark - Everybody's Buddy - New Release Review

 I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Everybody's Buddy, by Nic Clark and it's strong. Opening with lazy shuffle, Laughing At The Rain, Nic Clark shows a warm voice, backing himself on dobro and accompanying himself on harmonica. Joined by Charlie Hunter on guitar and bass and George Sluppick on drums, this track has definite air potential. With an R&B feel, It'll Be Alright sounds like it's out of Sam Cooke's songbook. Harmonica, nicely phrased, warm vocal lead, Hunter's bass line and Sluppick with rimshots makes this a really nice track. Showing Jimmy Reed style on Don't Count Yourself Out, Clark's vocal and harmonica really solidify as the most focused up tempo blues track on the release with Hunter and Sluppick just adding the bottom for Clark's work. Very nice. My favorite track on the release, How I Met The Blues really is a showcase for Clark's vocal and harmonica work with some beautiful guitar chords by Hunter over his own bass line and the simple percussion of Sluppick. Strong. Title track, Everybody's Buddy, has an acoustic "country blues" feel with Clark on vocal and harmonica and nicely overlaid pedal steel work by DaShawn Hickman. Wrapping the release is folky, Breathe Slow with Clark on vocal and dobro and backing vocal by Wendy Hickman. Solid closer for a cool change of pace release. 


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