Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Bill Rhoades, Alan Hager|
Runnin & Ramblin
Genres: Blues, Pop
"This is the old-time acoustic blues played unaugmented, stripped down to the bare basics, not plugged in at all, just a couple of guys (two tracks add a third person) sitting around playing for the love of this music. The... more »
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"This is the old-time acoustic blues played unaugmented, stripped down to the bare basics, not plugged in at all, just a couple of guys (two tracks add a third person) sitting around playing for the love of this music. They put down some good versions of some old tunes and sure do play on this most aptly named disc ... two friends showing their love for the blues." -- Bob Gottlieb
Traditional Blues At Its Finest
Loren Cooper | USA | 12/06/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you're any kind of fan of traditional Blues, this disk is a must have. The elemental, streamlined sound of nothing more than two men, one guitar and one harmonica is perhaps best described as minimalist Blues. Alan Hager is unbelievable in his control of the guitar, Bill Rhoades' skill with the harmonica is well-known and well-justified, and both artists provide complementary vocals. If the artists of the 20's and 30's "colored labels" were to come forward and record on cd, this is how they would sound. The final cut on the album is what CCR's "Graveyard Train" would sound like if it died and went to heaven. Worth the money at twice the price."
A Very Nice Recording Of Acoustic Blues
peter krampert | eharmonica.net | 12/07/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This CD of acoustic Blues featuring guitarist Alan Hager and Harmonica player Bill Rhoades is a definite must-have for any fan of older Blues styles. The duo has obviously spent quite of bit of their time making a serious study of the older Bluesmen. In fact, this recording, besides offering several original compositions by the pair, also features songs by Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson I, Tampa Red, furry Lewis, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Bukka White.The sound is comfortable, like something you'd hear two old friends playing on the porch on a warm summer night. I have a fondness for acoustic Blues and this pair shows an awful lot of promise. I hope they release a lot more music in the future."