Everyone's a Bluesman But Me.
It's 'The Old Story': good-looking, impressionable kid grows up on a diet of polka music and English rock & roll, leaves home after high school, ingests large doses of country music and the blues, then spends the rest of his life trying to make sense of it all. As a follow-up to '31 minutes', this disc contains 13 solid senders, by-products and reminders of a gloriously mis-spent youth. With the exception of 'Funky in the Bunkhouse #2', these are guitar/vocal presentations, living-room loose. There's some rock and roll ('Funky...', 'Ain't No Substitute'), future country classics ('I May Not Be An Angel', 'Livin' Small, Lovin' Large'), romance ('Your Touch'), a soundtrack demo ('Cruisin' for The King') and even some cultural exchange ('Fred Goes To Mexico'). It's all here, folks. A veritable cornucopia of aural delights. 'There's a real talent lurking there' -- Jerry Wexler '...sounds like the lovechild of Gram Parsons and Keith Richards' -- Carla Duriyea 'Bill's a minimalist kind of guy' -- Fred Keith 'You're a soulful songwriter, that's your gift -- Rusty Burns.