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Big Ron Hunter

Pouring Out The Blues

2007-02-05

Just after starting this album, I had to do a double take, must have been something else playing, cuz this didn’t sound like the blues. Sweet, gentle acoustic guitar full of folk and then the voice: easy listening, slightly gravelly gospel feel. A few tunes into the recording and some flute sneaks in like a butterfly being lightly tossed in a gentle breeze. The lyrics are telling a story…a story of this man’s life, perhaps, a bluesy life, one that knows the blues, blues that pour out like water from a deep artesian well. Hunter calls them the New Blues. “What I’m trying to do is develop a new, original sound in blues…just adding some freshness to the blues.” If the blues can be refreshing and still speak to the soul, this is what they might well sound like. Note: This album is being listed around and about as Pounding Out the Blues: same guy, same album, wrong title. – Mostly

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