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Album Review

Joe Beard: For Real

Read "For Real" reviewed by Ed Kopp

Joe Beard is a slack-mouthed blues singer and guitarist from the Mississippi Delta who now lives in Rochester, N.Y. His second AudioQuest release unites him with five of my favorite blues musicians: guitar-slinger Duke Robillard, harmonica-ace Jerry Portnoy, and three of Ronnie Earl's former Broadcasters including keyboard-whiz Bruce Katz. For Real offers up seven original tunes and six covers. It intersperses slow, heartfelt ballads such as “Elem" with fast-paced numbers such as “See See Rider" and “Reap What You Sow." ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

For Real

AudioQuest Music



Duke Robillard
guitar, steel
Joe Louis Walker
guitar, electric
Ronnie Earl
guitar, electric
Kenny Neal
guitar, electric
Bob Margolin
guitar, electric
Son Seals
guitar, electric

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