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Poor Boy's Soul

Burn Down

(Poor Boy's Soul; US: 15 Nov 2011; UK: Import)

Poor Boy’s Soul’s brand of raucous roots music is not music to be taken lightly. Stompin’ and shoutin’ with plenty of good time hill country influences and informed by the Trever Jones’ deft guitar work and uncommonly good voice, this half-hour slab o’ soul doesn’t have time to even think about wearing out its welcome. Hip and hypnotic, the first two tracks, “Burn Down” and “Movin’ To The City”, make the case for the hype. “54 Ways” and the closing “Annalisa” live up to the promise established in those opening moments. Moreover, Jones proves that he’s no one-trick pony. He has three or four more up his sleeve on Burn Down than the average purveyor of this bratty, brawling brand of blues.

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Jedd Beaudoin is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. He holds an MFA in creative writing (fiction) from Wichita State University and hosts Strange Currency six nights week for Wichita Public Radio. His writing has appeared in No Depression and The Crab Orchard Review as well as at websites such as Ytsejam.com and Amazon.com.


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