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Showing posts with label R.J. Mischo. Show all posts
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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Crosscut Records artist: Franck L. Goldwasser - Who Needs This Mess!!?? - New Release Review


I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Who Needs This Mess!!??, from Franck L. Goldwasser and it's a thick slice of blues. Opening with with a solid blues number, Don't Give Up On Me Baby, Franck Goldwasser on vocal and guitar follows a SBW vamp and with strong vocals and really nice guitar work really gets things going. Backed by Ralph Carter on bass and Johnny Morgan on drums, this is a strong opener. Skwurley is a real cool instrumental with excellent slide work by Goldwasser matched with R.J. Mischo. Excellent! Playing off of a "Green Onions" skeleton, Diskum Baab Uleh Shun is another instrumental with plenty of room for Mischo on harmonica to trade riffs with Goldwasser on guitar over the solid bottom of Carter and Morgan. With a zydeco feel, Sobbby Doggy Boogy is a fun track with a great tempo, driven by Goldwasser on guitar and slide. Pure Chicago on If I Could Holler with Goldwasser on vocal and a constant harmonica vamp throughout. Traditional Waters' style instrumentation fits nicely with this track. Another Morganfield influenced track, Dumb and Dangerous has a vital rhythm with Goldwasser on Waters influenced slide style and foot stomp drum. With it's Atkins style guitar rhythm, Razzmazazz is a real nice track with Goldwasser showcasing his finger picking style. Closing the release is slow blues, Bleedin' Heart with Goldwasser breaking loose on electric blues, floating on the full organ backing of Jim Pugh. This is a real nice blues track with Goldwasser digging deep on vocal and taking no prisoners on guitar. This is a real nice closer for a solid release. 

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Delta Groove signs: R.J. MISCHO

Please join us in welcoming the latest member to the Delta Groove family…
R.J. MISCHORenowned blues vocalist and harmonica player R.J. Mischo got his start over 20 years ago while working his way up through the thriving Minneapolis blues scene of the early 1990’s. He formed the RJ and Kid Morgan Blues Band with guitarist Teddy Morgan and released the album “Ready To Go,” which also featured vocalist Percy Strother, in 1992. Mischo’s first official solo album, “Gonna Rock Tonight,” followed two years later in ‘94 on the regional blues label Blue Loon Records. In the intervening years, Mischo has continued to release top-shelf recordings while working with such high caliber musicians as Jeremy Johnson, Steve Freund, Junior Watson, Frank Goldwasser, Rusty Zinn, Kid Andersen, Marc Thijs, Barrelhouse Chuck, June Core and Richard Innes, among many others. He’s also maintained a consistently aggressive touring schedule with regular trips overseas to Europe, and has even travelled to South America for performances with Brazil’s very own Igor Prado Band. For his Delta Groove debut, R.J. Mischo has conjured up an album comprised entirely of original material recorded both in Austin, Texas, as well as his old stomping grounds of St. Paul, Minnesota. Mischo gathers together a collection of top-tier talent for this release which includes Johnny Moeller, Nick Curran, Jeremy Johnson, Ronnie James Weber, Wes Starr and Nick Connolly. Are you excited yet? I know we sure are! Look for the brand new CD by R.J. Mischo on Delta Groove Music coming early Spring 2012. Learn more about R.J. at
11/05/11: Fayetteville, AR – Legacy Blues
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11/12/11: Quapaw, OK – Down Stream Casino
11/19/11: Fayetteville, AR – Mojo’s Pints & Pies
12/03/11: Fort Smith, AR – Landry’s
12/10/11: Dallas, TX – Pearl At Commerce
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12/23/11: Tulsa, OK – Route 66 Harmonica Club
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05/26-27/12: Simi Valley, CA – Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival

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