Gypsy Carns "Gospel Train Coming" Musark
This Gypsy Carns has been playing since the 60s, but this is the first I've ever heard of him. He plays acoustic blues/bluegrass, with very religious overtones. The whole album is unplugged-it's just Carns and his steel guitar, with him jammin' out those blues tunes, and singing in a rough and raw voice. On one song, "John The Revelator", he doesn't even use his guitar, he just sings and uses some sort of percussion often heard in folk music, sounds like a frame drum or something. This isn't metal or even rock, although it could be compared to someone like Steve Earl, but it's good. Carns can play a mean steel guitar, and he can sing to beat hell too (and from the sound of things, "beat hell" is exactly what he wants to do!), and all the songs are kinda bouncy and perky. He keeps it very simple, following the "less is more" policy. I'm not sure if that's true for everything, but here, it certainly holds up well. Carns and his guitar make a dynamic blues duo! Doesn't seem to be a need for anything else.
Gospel Train Coming