Famous & Poor
ONE OF THE BEST-REVIEWED ALBUMS OF 1991! "A stunner of a debut." --Michael H. Price, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Feb. 17, 1991 "Alan's acoustic power-trio rendering of 'Stone Free' rivals the astounding acoustical chops of Michael Hedges without the tofu and bean sprouts. . . a more coherent Tom Waits. . ." --on the cover, CMJ New Music Report, Aug. 9, 1991 "Dallas-based acoustic blues guitar wizard Josh Alan may be one of the niftiest solo stage acts to pass through Deep Ellum since Leadbelly." --Rob Patterson, Austin Chronicle, Feb. 7, 1992 ". . . writes good songs and plays REALLY good guitar." Tony Scherman, Musician Magazine, May 1991 "Famous & Poor argues convincingly that Josh Alan is poised for a breakthrough comparable to Stevie Ray Vaughan's a decade ago." --Austin American Statesman, March 28, 1991 ". . . Alan employs serious power chords, gutsy slides, and jarring fills. . . Add to this his own meaty compositions, and you get this powerful, self-confident, intelligent recording." --Simone Solondz, Acoustic Guitar, May/June 1992.