Love Nudge Reminders
Ever since I read about what it was like to be an audience member of a Robert Johnson performance I've had a dream to look up from playing a song and see a group of people so stunned they weren't applauding but instead were using their hands to wipe tears. Although it's been 40 years since I first desired this intense recognition for song interpretation, I have never achieved this. In the awkward silence replacing applause, I would comment on the simple truth, beauty and honesty of a song. Don't be misled into expecting a blues CD. This music will sound more like folk music to you than the blues and R &B that I so much appreciate. It is overall, an attempt to capture the sound of being with a singer and their acoustic guitar. Although, some accompaniment by other acoustic musicians evolved on eleven of the thirteen cuts, eight of these are duets which I feel still lends toward the experience of a intimate performance. Seven of the songs are original. The others are by writers as varied as Joe Tex, Eric Bibb, and Michael Peter Smith. For this reason, my first title for this CD was "Folk Everything."