Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Josh Garrett & The Bottomline 2008 Changed Man

Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:45:05
Size: 103,11 MB

United States

Fans of Louisiana blues probably know a little town called Houma. It is the home of Tab Benoit, the Cajun bluesman with that biting Telecaster tone. Well, Tab's not the only talented bluesman from Houma. Take note of this debut album from Josh Garrett. While the Cajun influences here are minimal, he plays them up on later recordings. Instead, this album is steeped in New Orleans R&B, with a tightly arranged horn section augmenting Josh's remarkably fluid blues guitar. Josh's vocals, like the music itself, go down very easily. There's something to be said for that, even for those of us who like Tab's growl.

For me, the most pleasant surprise is how much I enjoyed the slower numbers and the acoustic work. This isn't because of general tastes. I love acoustic blues. It is simply that most of the hot-shot electric guitarslingers are at their best playing pedal-to-the-metal. Josh adds some nice jazzy touches to the slower numbers, playing very well off of the horn section. These bits punctuate the album, creating a better variation in mood than you might get from showier musicians who just want to shred. Josh has taste, and this remarkably confident debut marked him as a Louisiana bluesman to watch. (amazon.com)


01 - Hate To See Ya Go 04:39

02 - Shut Your Mouth 04:18

03 - Changed Man 04:50

04 - I'm Tired 03:37

05 - St. Peter 04:59

06 - Mojo 06:18

07 - Cailye 03:24

08 - Champagne & Reefa 08:39

09 - Shut Your Mouth (Demo) 04:21

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