Down Home Blues
Gordon Munding (lead guitar, harmonica, vocals) and Bruce Jackson (bass, vocals, percussions) make up the duo 'Blue Delta'. On 'Down Home Blues,' they are joined by a variety of guest musicians who bring the versatility of this country-based blues album to life. From the wistful vocal on the ballad 'I'm Comin' Home,' to the rolling piano of the instrumental 'Blue Rumble,' fifteen traditional and new blues tunes are further accented by twanging slide guitar, harmonica exclamations, and some mean pickin'. Old-style renditions are given new life and new songs bring back the best of the master Blues Men. Blue Delta has been entertaining throughout upstate New York for over 20 years. Songwriter Munding's lyrics are clear and clean, and the vocals of both singers expressive - listen to the ironic tone in 'Smoke! Smoke! Smoke!' The album insert is oversized with interesting liner notes and an additional photo. 'Blue Delta deftly blends their prewar-influenced country Blues with elements of folk, ragtime, and bluegrass.' Scene Magazine.