GYPSY CARNS – GOSPEL TRAIN COMING – Musark - Imported - Rating: 8,5
Gypsy Carns, known as “The blues preacher”, started his career in 1963 and started recording in 1966.
The trademark of his music is in the Delta-blues format combined with Christian lyrics, what gives to his sound a unique trademark in the American musical scenery.
His spiritual solo career started in 1992 in Hollywood cafés. I know it is a bit out of Strike’s context to talk about the blues, but it was from the encounter between the blues and the country where the rock’n’roll came from, so, we are talking about the roots.
I remembered the old good Johnny Winter right away when first listened to Carns, white, black blood voice, blues in the blood, a lot to do with him. The sound of the blues is already full of feeling, sending positive messages then, it is great.
Listen to “Soul Of Man”, “Satan Don’t Pay My Bills” (and it doesn’t pay indeed! hahaha) and “Your Close Friends”.
To variate the sound… you can listen to him, better than listening to those “disposable things”.
Translated by Marcelo Pineda and Andres Moresco
Gypsy Carns - The Preacher of Blues