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A Young Man's Blues
Ian Thomas
A Young Man's Blues
Genres: Country, Blues
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1


CD Details

All Artists: Ian Thomas
Title: A Young Man's Blues
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Oddmob
Release Date: 5/20/2003
Genres: Country, Blues
Styles: Classic Country, Traditional Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 826577200205

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Unbelievable Album
Seriussam10 | San Antonio, Tx | 10/08/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Simply put, this is an incredible album. I discovered Ian Thomas last year (2003) when my roommate bought A Young Man's Blues after seeing Ian Thomas live at open mike night one weekend. After listening to his praise (bordering on awe) I decided that I would give the cd a listen, and that just might have been the best decision I made that entire year. This cd, like very few cds I have heard in my life, does not have a single weak song. Lyrically and musically, this cd is a quantum leap ahead of all the other country/bluesgrass/folk that I have heard (and I am sorry for grouping the two genres together bluesgrass enthusiasts, I know bluesgrass is immeasurably better than most country). Thomas's incredible guitar playing, poignant lyrics, and soulful, haunting voice all gel perfectly together in his sophomore release, and he is able to transition through a myriad of lyrical topics without ever managing to sound phony or insincere. Whether he is singing about the the pains of growing up poor, a beautiful Autumn day, or the heartache of being in love, every song seems like it is straight from his heart, that he dug into the very deepest trenches of his soul to give the listener something moving, something special. I know that I sound like I am fawning over this guy, but I almost hesitate to call his lyrics "lyrics" but rather poetry. And while I have focused on his lyrical talents, I cannot sing his praises enough as an acoustic guitarist. You may think that I am being over zealous in my praise, but trust me, this guy is the real deal. Subsequently, I have let many of my friends borrow this album, and whether they like rap, classical, country, indie rock, blues, or punk, I have not had a single one of them have anything less than a near-religious experience after listening to this cd. The fact that Ian Thomas is not a household name is a terrible shame, and I feel priveledged to have stumbled onto A Young Man's Blues."