He is also a monster slide player in decorating the albums with his gritty - and at times fiery and emotional - licks and chops (his signature Dobro playing and Peavey Power Slide abilities are unparalleled). The guy would give the Rez Band guitar team of Kaiser and Stu Heiss a serious run for their money.
Tango Blues Review - Spain
Gypsy Carns is an expert in dobro and twelve-string guitar. Besides, the way he plays with his slide has no waste, the sound he pulls out of his small cylindrical metal tube is clean and bright, a real gift for the ears.
Tango Blues CD Review
Ten songs that were included on the album are actually very personal story itself for Gypsy . It is the members of his family , and the family is actually very interesting how he created it. His parents, wife and children, grandchildren, his sister, nephews and nieces. Just a theme dedicated to Robbin Thompson Gypsy's friend and musical partner.
Revolusom Radio - Brazil
Another detail of the CD is that the names of the songs are tributes to family and friends. "Angel Caroline" and "Moon & Stars" are dedicated to his wife, Caroline Carns. "Ezra Fire Wheel" honors the grandson Ezra Seale, while "Jacinda" is dedicated to his daughter, Jacinda Carns Seale.
Blues Musician Gypsy Carns Paints Musical Pictures on His Latest Instrumental Release, ‘Tango Blues’
I’m sure that you’ve heard of a one man band before with Gypsy this was a one man album with him taking full reins on the project writing all of the songs along with playing all of the instruments found on it. The list of instruments played is impressive from normal ones like, guitars, dobros, tambourine and harmonica to some more unusual ones like, rain stick, washboard and rattlesnake tails. Gypsy also decided that instead of using a traditional drum kit for the percussion parts he went with a stompbox along with American Indian and African drums.
PROPHET AZAL - Elijah Returns
Vigorous and spirited, the music of Prophet Azal really rocks, being especially recommended for fans of “AC/DC”, “Judas Priest”, “Stryper”, American Hard Rock in general, and Classic Heavy Metal of the German school. The sonority is a blend of Hard Rock and Classic Heavy Metal, with sturdy rhythm guitars, compact bass and drums, and thunderous slide guitar and strong vocals by Gypsy, who assumes the persona of Azal.
“Elijah Returns” (the return of Elías, in its translation) is a conceptual disc that Daniel speaks of the revelations of the Prophet, its apocalyptic message, in the voice of Azal. The best form to describe the musical style of this disc, that is to say that is Hard Rock with I touch of Blues.
Prophet AZAL - Elijah Returns
The prophet pulls no punches in communicating the text's themes of judgment; the lyrics "my Son is coming in a timely state, to cleanse, kill and annihilate!" found in the opening cut "Who Can Stand Alone" pull you right out of the comfort zone before the record has even hit the one minute mark!
If you’re into melodic Hard Rock you really should try to lay your hands on this one. Fans of MSG, Giant and Joe Satriani (“Flying In A Blue Dream” era) will probably like this one. At some points even W.A.S.P. is what I am talking about but that’s probably because of some arrangements I’ve heard. You should allow the fact that on a regular base the words “Jesus”, “Heaven” And God” are used but to be honest I don’t care.
In a scene literally awash with power-progressive-epic-symphonic-death-doom-thrash-fill-in-whatever-blank-you-want metal bands I find the straightforward hard rock of Prophet AZAL a refreshing change of pace. I guess you could describe the group as bringing both something new and old musically from this standpoint. Elijah Returns, at the same time, proves you can teach an old dog some new tricks, albeit those on the heavier and harder rocking side of things!