Soulful American Roots Music.
Straight from the powerful opening cut 'Don't Forget it', this duo of Nathan James and Ben Hernandez tell you that they know exactly what they're doing with their huge original sound that they have created and made their own. Packed with an array of textures and spices all placed in their right spots, this Album closely represents what this team does live. Each song transports you to a different place with each perfect formula of tones, and rhythmic placements. If you have witnessed this talented duo live then you can believe that they can make all this sound at once, between the two of them. No drummer here, but the persistent fancy foot work of James, working his vintage suitcase. The back beat done with his own invention, the coffee can foot snare. Efficiency and simplicity enable him to travel on their many road excursions with his clothes packed in this dual purpose tool! When it's time to really " kill" the audience with something rarely seen or heard, Hernandez will pull out his 2 gallon whiskey jug to blow into adding yet another layer of low end funk to the game- as demonstrated on the tune 'My Backyard'. Giving the people what they want, but in the artists own originality, is how each live show ends when Hernandez goes from a church revival meeting to pick up the washtub bass, as James takes over vocal and harmonica duties, accented with masterful delta slide guitar work. This couldn't be displayed better then on the cut 'My Special Rider', a song cut completely live just as performed in front of a crowd.
1 Don't Forget It2 You Better Learn3 I Don't Have To Ask Myself4 My Backyard5 Sweet Maggie6 Hollerin'!7 Reach Down Your Hand8 Sweet Mama9 Made Me Weep10 Lonesome Hobo Blues11 Spoon 'n Guitar Rag12 My Special Rider13 Can't Wait For That Glory Day