Thursday, August 24, 2006

Harpdog Brown videos

Harpdog Brown sent me some videos from the 1994 Waterfront Festival in Portland Oregon. He said he wanted me to share them here if I would, so here they are. I hope you enjoy them.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Jessie Austin Orr

Here is the first offering of 24 year old Jessie Austin Orr of Arkansas. This cd is a great listen and showcase of the talents Jessie has to offer. All songs were written, arranged and produced by Jessie. Add to this that Jessie plays all the instruments as well as handling the vocals makes this a truly impressive project.
He opens the cd with No Doubt In My Mind. A mild blues rock song with a great feel. Boogie Man follows and is a slower mid tempo song. It is well arranged and written. Sun Goes Down follows and is a slow tempo song which works as a soft rock song as well as blues. All In follows and is a jazzy blues sounding instrumental song. It features some real nice guitar playing. Keep The Faith is next and is a favorite of mine. It is a simple blues with nice lyrics at a slow tempo. Heart Of Stone follows and is a slow to mid tempo song with a great sound. Next is Straight From The Soul and is a nice boogie beat and is a very relaxing listen. A well written tune and great instrumentation. Take Me Back Home follows and is another slow tempo song with a nice beat and lyrics. He closes the cd with Trade Winds, a nice nearly instrumental song.
This cd is a nice listen. It is a great showcase of the talents of this young man. His skills in writing, engineering, composing as well as his versatility on several instruments is well documented by this offering.

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Lou DeAdder

Lou Deadder is a Canadian artist who has created a rather unique musical offering with this cd titled Slow Down. He has written and arranged all of the tracks on this cd. What is unique is that he has managed to combine elements of rock, blues, jazz and country into each track. This makes it hard to say with any real accuracy what genre the music fits into.
The cd opens with Ain’t Got Two Nickels. A nice mid tempo number which should be familiar to many in it’s lament. Next is the title track Slow Down and, a slightly slower mid tempo song about the fast pace of life, written about Brett Piekarz. Piekarz plays bass on the cd and also engineered the recording. Next up is Chills, a slower tempo song that is almost a ballad. This is followed by Wobbly Pop. This song is an instrumental with nice guitar and a driving bass to anchor the song and is about the closest he gets to traditional blues. The next song is Searchin’ For My Baby, another mid tempo song. Comin’ Home follows and is a slow tune which is very jazzy while also being reminiscent of early 70's soft rock. Goin’ Down To Texas follows and is a mid tempo song, which again defies any particular genre, while it speaks of playing blues. Believe is next and is in the soft rock vein. This is followed by Without You, which has a nice boogie rhythm. He closes the cd with The Funky Strudel. A nice jazzy type boogie song.
The musicianship on the cd is superb and the songs well written. This is the type of cd which should play well in several genres as it has incorporated many into it. I found it a nice listen so long as I didn’t try to think about what style the music fit. This would play well in any Las Vegas night club. Lou’s intent seems to have been to write a full cd of multi-genre songs, and in this he has succeeded.

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