It will make you happy and slap your knee in a way that you never knew possible. This is a real Blues Roots sounding CD, and the artists are recognizable talented. The sound of the two is fantastic, some really good production and talent on this one.
This is definitely more of a country Blues and I like it. The CD was made in Canada and I like the fresh air of this duet. Guitar and harmonica, what more could you ask of two blues musicians. They were one of the bands at this years Arkansas Blues & Heritage Fest 2007 (FNA The King Biscuit) , I apologize to have missed them. They have that southern sound and feel about em'. Close your eyes and you can smell the cotton fields and feel the heat of the delta. This is a real authentic sound that does justice to Mississippi Blues.
There is some real good cutting guitar in their version of "Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burnin'" (by Blind Willie Johnson). These are new kids and I feel a twitch of cross generation and genre, ( I call it, "croxgen"© ). "Coal Black Maddie" is a pretty traditional tune and fits in great as does "Old like Me". This one is some very good hill country blues. There is a definite appeal to the younger generation with the rhythm and beat. It'll make an old man want to hear rapp without the threat.
They play and sing a Charlie Patton song at # 7, "Shake It and Break It" and conjure up memories of Highway 61 in the 20's. This is some good blues. It reminds me of being in Clarksdale Mississippi the Sunday after Da Biscuit and listening to Robert Belfore solo at "Red's". These guys have captured, some how, what the blues are all about at the root. The Blues are magical and mystical, Arebucle & Moreland cross great divides in "Outback Blues" to bring some aboriginal Australian Blues to the table. The overall feel is Mississippi with a lots of Blues roots music.
These two guys really have a good grip on Da Bluez and I suggest you check them out at your earliest convience.