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Monday, January 23, 2012

New Release: The Go - Hunter Wolfe & ARE - Review

I just got a copy of the new Hunter Wolfe and ARE release entitled The Go. This is a really cool 13 original track release by Hunter. This kid was listening when he first learned blues music. You don't need all that extraneous crap going on if you write strong music and sing it with conviction. This is stripped down gut bucket blues primarily primitive slide, understated vocals and drums although there are a few featured guests including Cassie Taylor on Bass and vocals on a few tracks, Jackie Scott on vocals on a track, Lamar on vocals on one track and Lee Tee on one track. This is basically Hunter just singing and wailing away on guitar with ARE hammering away on drums. It's great! Hunter is a really strong vocalist and knows his way around the guitar. He partner is really a pretty solid drummer (and I'm critical). I don't want to draw any comparisons to Black Keys or White Stripes or any other stripped down contemporary blues bands as I think it would take away from how I really feel about their originality. I really do think that they are creating something special here without all of the commercial hype that goes along with it. If you like the raw blues and don't have to have all the dancers and glitzy lights...and don't need the ever escalating guitar solos... here is the next great thing. This band gets my endorsement and you won't see Beavis and Butt-head looking at each other in disbelief on this's for real! Hope that you can find a copy!

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