CD Review - Tribute by Tom Feldman and the Get Rites.

Ben1976 By Ben1976, 13th Dec 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A CD Review of Tribute, an acoustic blue recording by Tom Feldman and the Get Rites.

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CD Review – Tom Feldman and the Get Rites – Tribute

The singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist Tom Feldman and his band pay tribute to his first inspirations with Tribute. With his Dobro and slide, and a pleasingly gruff voice he tackles songs by the likes of Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Charley Patton. Although the album was recorded this year, it has the same care-worn sound that made the early Delta blues records so memorable. With Jed Staack on Drums, Paul Liebenow on upright bass, and Jed Germond on Pedal Steel, new life is breathed into old songs, but always in a respectful way. This is gentle, melodic music, with musicianship and soul pushed to the front. It is in the solo performances, though that the full talent of Tom Feldman comes to the forefront, such as in the bluegrass of ‘Lord I’m Discouraged’ where slide and vocal dovetail to alternate bass picking, or in Booker White’s ‘I am in the Heavenly Way’. This is a worthwhile release, and well worth further investigation for fans of the original artists, or anyone wanting an easy entrance to some of the classic blues songs.

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Acoustic, Blues

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