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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Bradley N. Litwin - I'll Give You The Bus Money, Honey!

Styles : Electric Delta Blues
Released : 1998

01 - Crossroads
02 - Careless Love
03 - I'll Give You the Bus Money, Honey!
04 - Without Your Love
05 - 'taint Nobody's Business
06 - Police Dog Blues
07 - Bleeding Hearted Blues
08 - My Little Porcupine
09 - Old Rockin' Chair
10 - Paper Doll
11 - Key to the Highway
12 - Don't Look Back

Contemporary Delta Blues, Stride and Jazz Guitarist Bradley N. Litwin Can Sing. Litwin represents the arrival of music that marries peak finger-style guitar performance with a vocal style that engages from the first phrase, and dazzles as it shifts from dark to light, funny to tender, and smooth to rollicking. Taking on the rompin' stompin' finger-style guitar of Blind Blake, Robert Johnson and Mance Lipscomb, the smooth singing of the Mills Brothers and Nat King Cole, and the exhilaration of Bessie Smith, Litwin emerges with a sound all his own, and one that music lovers have been waiting a long time to hear. Treating roots music like an old friend, who just stopped by after decades past, he carries on with a front porch conversation, as though it were never interrupted.

Litwin paid his dues and developed his obvious chops while wandering through the self-absorbed scene that was 1960's contemporary folk music. A fascination with the blues awoke with his discovery of roots blues of the early Delta era. Confronted with its primordial power by venerable practitioners Paul Geremia, Sparky Rucker, Roy Bookbinder, John Jackson, and Chris Smither, who each spent time hanging out in Litwin's Vermont guitar-making workshop in the 70's, he developed a thirst for expression in the vintage blues idiom; and that, despite the picture of a hard life on the road, his mentors painted during their time together.

Today, Litwin tours both as a solo performer, and with a band of like-minded madmen as the "Madman Jazz Trio." Members include Michael "Chopper" Salsburg, on violin, and tuba virtuoso, Jimmy Parker.

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