Artist: George Hunt
Number of Tracks: 6
Review by Craig Whittington
George Hunt is a veteran musician and multi-instrumentalist from Springfield, MO. He plays in a variety of bands and has for decades. As a result, he has recorded many CDs with many bands, but this is the first time he has released music under his own name. The six tracks include five original songs and one Miles Davis cover to close it out. George has some help from friends, but plays guitar, dobro, sings lead vocals and plays an impressive harmonica. One thing I appreciate is his ability to play the harp in different styles and the one that suits the song. Yes, he expertly shows off his Little Walter chops on I’m Gonna Tell Your Daddy, but I don’t hear him reusing a lick twice on the whole EP. That is a trademark of a virtuoso musician. Proof that a harmonica can evoke the range of human emotions is right here. I wish I had a nickel for every time I’ve suffered through an over blown ten-holer, in third position, song after song. Arrggh! This album may be called Harmonica Wolverine, but it’s truly a harmonica eye-opener, or is it ear-opener? And you kids get off my lawn!
If you play harp, you wanna get this. You go through George at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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