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THE MIGHTY MOJO PROPHETS

FLYIN' HOME FROM MEMPHIS

2013-04-23

On their sophomore release release, the Mighty Mojo Prophets continue the tradition of West Coast Blues with a feeling. Led by vocalists Tom "Big Son" Eliff and guitarist Mitch Dow the great harmonica of Alex "Lil A" Woodson the band continues to draw comparisons to Rod Piazza & The Might Flyers as well as the late great William Clarke. The Prophets were nominated in 2012, for the best new artist debut and performed and competed against some of the greatest in the blues industry. On their flight home from Memphis, this California outfit knew this was just the beginning. In addition to west coast blues the prophets swing with tracks like "California", they may have taken a few liberties with the king of the blues B.B King's "Caledonia" on this track. "The One For Me" includes some terrific boogie piano from Mike Malone and could defiantly cause some havoc on the dance floor. Mitch Dow's guitar on strong medicine made me think he had been taking lessons from David Lindley. The instrumental "Jo's Jive" showcases Mitch "Da Switch's" guitar playing and proves he is one of the finest guitarist in the industry. "She's Gone" is pure country blues and proves if it is Memphis, California or somewhere else in the Country the Mighty Mojo Prophets are a force to be reckoned with. Reviewed By: Gregg Saur

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