East Side of Town
'With a gritty, gruff voice reminiscent of Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits, Arthur Godfrey playes honest blues-tinged Americana up there with the best of them. The entire record is all sweat, sex and meanness.... and it's irresistible.' --- PERFORMING SONGWRITER MAGAZINE 'Arthur Godfrey is a deeply moving storyteller with a vocal grace and an acute heart.' ---SEAN PENN, ACTOR/DIRECTOR 'A mix of Folk and Blues from a passionate soul...this is the stuff that a generation brought up on Bruce Springsteen can tune into today... could be the next great undiscovered singer/songwriter'...SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS Godfrey's 'EAST SIDE OF TOWN' CD showcases his gruff, warm voice and 'Springsteenian' songwriting. He is an Americana performer with a hard urban twist engrained in his music. Arthur's songs about city streets, smoky juke joints, broken hearts and torn souls paint a picture so vivid one can just open the door, step inside and get as close as they dare. The album features stellar musicians including, harmonica wiz Norton Buffalo (The Steve Miller Band) and formed Doobie Brothers' keyboardist Dale Ockerman. 'His songs cut through the Americana-Blues genre with a knife so sharp it draws blood'.... -GOOD TIMES, MAGAZINE, SANTA CRUZ, CA. 'This guy-(Arthur Godfrey)-has elicited more e-mail and phone calls than any 'unknown' ever has...on the volume of Greg Brown or Little Feat...unbelievable'...KPIG RADIO 107.5 FM, Freedom, Ca.-Please Stand By Live Broadcast.