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Album Review

Michael Messer: King Guitar

Read "King Guitar" reviewed by Joe Milazzo

What makes a blues performance “authentic"? It's a question loaded with an excess of assumptions (about ethnicity, about geographic origins, and about the content of an individual's character), but any answer can only be found in what transpires between an artists and his or her audience. If the blues is more than just a form, if it is a living organism capable of crafty adaptation, however, the ramifications of blues as an expression cannot slip from consideration. So, call Messer ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

King Guitar

Catfish Records (UK)



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