"The return of the General, always with an air also on the edge….. The voice of a hard-rocker and words of a preacher with a rhythm similar to the percussion and auto-harp a la Joan Baez from the great epoch.
A unique personage, equipped with a strong, aggressive voice, he presents the image of a type of modern 'sanctified singer' complete with preaching and religious songs....
He is a one man band with dobro, harmonica, and stomp box and he expresses with fervor and impetus the conjugation of sacred music with blues. His concert was a fusion of spirituality and truth...
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The French Alps will be echoing with your hot guitar, sure the snow will melt...
When General Gypsy Carns plays the blues, it is more Christian than the Pope”….
He may live in Nashville these days but his music is the complete antithesis of the majority of the safe, packaged and spiritually dull bright pop that emanates from the city's CCM labels.
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Carns is also known as a blues songwriter, co-penning a Koko Taylor tune that garnered a GRAMMY nomination.
Every time I play The General in my shows at Radio Rheinwelle 92.5 Wiesbaden, Germany, it's one of the music highlights.
This time Gypsy's new proposal is a mixture of folk music with Delta blues roots, following the path of Blind Willie Johnson (who he greatly admires) and some Howlin' Wolf vocal influences.
Raw and hypnotic, primitive in fact, may come close.