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Escape From Monster Island
Jon Dee Graham
Escape From Monster Island
Genres: Pop, Rock
 
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Escape from Monster Island, originally released on Freedom Records in 1999, brings to light Jon Dee Graham's soulful blend of rock, country and folk that has the critic's raving and fans following his every move. All song...  more »

      
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All Artists: Jon Dee Graham
Title: Escape From Monster Island
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: New West Records
Release Date: 1/28/2003
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: Pop, Rock
Styles: Oldies & Retro, Country Rock, Roots Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 607396603121

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Escape from Monster Island, originally released on Freedom Records in 1999, brings to light Jon Dee Graham's soulful blend of rock, country and folk that has the critic's raving and fans following his every move. All songs were written by the former True Believers and Skunks guitarist himself and recorded at the historic Hit Shack in Austin, TX.

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If Tom Waits was a Texas Troubadour he'd have made this CD
hyperbolium | Earth, USA | 04/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Though a gravelly Tom Waitsian delivery isn't the only vocal trick up Graham's sleeve, there's a boho-charm to the entire album that is reminiscent of Waits' earlier records.Graham is probably best known for his time with the well-known Austin-based True Believers, as well as a stint as the sideman du jur in L.A. (John Doe, Michelle Shocked, Patty Smyth). But it's as a solo artist, a singer and songwriter that he truly blooms.There's a tough, soulful sound to his songs, underlined by touches of B-3 organ and bassy, twangy guitars. But it's contrasted by songs in which the vocals are reduced to nearly confessional whispers, and the backing to dobro and acoustic guitars.This is one of the most assured and mature debut albums I've ever heard. Graham has interesting, adult things to say, and finds expressive ways to say them."