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Excellent album from underrated guitarist
John Alapick | Wilkes-Barre, PA United States | 07/31/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Modernday Folklore is an awesome album from Ian Moore. While originally known as a blues guitarist, Moore expanded his sound on this album with impressive results. Moore's playing is very fiery blues sounding similar to both Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Jimi Hendrix.
But Modernday Folklore isn't just for blues fans as there's much diversity on this album. Every track here is very strong. Blues-rockers such as "Muddy Jesus", "Bar Line 99", and "Train Tracks" are killer highlighting Moore's excellent playing. His use of the wah-wah pedal on these tracks only add to the intensity. There's also excellent acoustic tracks here such as "Daggers" and "Home" with Moore's quiet vocals bringing out the best in each track. Then there's the R&B tinged 'Lie" and "Stain" which are highlighted by their punchy horn lines and background vocals. Slower tracks such as the gospel like "Morning Song", "Dandelion" and "Today" are also very strong. The haunting "You'll Be Gone" with its dark vocals and production is also an awesome track. An excellent album from an artist who should have much more recognition."
Unforgettable blues rock, listenable over and over
wavemaster | 06/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"(this review is similar to the one I just gave for the self-titled "Ian Moore" because I find them similar, but both worth having)
I had this album on my shelf for years (along with Ian Moore) and I just broke them out again; I forgot how good they are. I can't stop playing them right now. He really knows how to break it up by picking up the pace and slowing it down. Ian's voice is very pleasant, definitely a cut above your average pop dude. "Today" is fantastic but I like 'em all."
Very underrated talent...
Stephen Cabral | New England | 09/25/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is Moore's 2nd release from 1995. With any airplay, this guy would be a big favorite with fans of hard blues or southern rock. Much better than average vocals nicely complement his expressive guitar techniques, elevating Moore above your basic blues/rock guy. There is also a nice mix of acoustic, R&B and Gospel. Many of his riffs are very familiar with various classic songs for playing "name that riff". "Stain" sounds like another man from Austin named Edgar Winter, especially with the horn section and wah-wah sounding guitar. "Morning Sound" is Hendrix at his mellowest...simple beautiful. * * * 1/2"