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Live From Old York: Mysore Brothers, Martin Carthy, Dave Swarbrick, Dr. Feelgood, Jesca Hoop & Chicken Shack

By Published: October 12, 2012
For a being who's pushing 70, Webb's voice remains as pure as a choirboy's. It was refreshing to hear a guitarist who opts for a sluggishly gargantuan amplifier sound, larger than life, especially when compared to the frequent tendency for guitarists (usually in metal combos) to make their axes sound like massive nasal synthesizers. This was blues grubbiness at its finest, with each solo possessing a herculean weight. The slow songs ruled. Following a few shouted requests, the old classic "Poor Boy" arrived right at the end, and was an emotive way to leave the crowd, following eight hours of almost uninterrupted blues rockin.' Fortunately, it was the absolute polar opposite of a day at the office.


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