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Grant Dermody: Sun Might Shine on Me

With Sun Might Shine on Me, Grant Dermody applies his harmonica skills in a variety of settings, from the hills of Appalachia to the Crescent City and its Creole confines.
Grant Dermody
Sun Might Shine on Me
Self-released
2015-05-14

Grant Dermody is one of those journeyman musicians whose time-tested style makes him the ideal practitioner of backwoods blues. With Sun Might Shine on Me he applies his harmonica skills in a variety of settings, from the hills of Appalachia to the Crescent City and its Creole confines. The fact that he’s able to shift environs so seamlessly gives credence to his versatility, but it’s equally impressive to find him assembling such a sympathetic ensemble in support of his endeavors, among the players, multi-faceted musician Dirk Powell. Dermody’s ramshackle technique adds some homespun appeal, particularly when it comes to the unassuming approach evidenced on “Boll Weevil”, “Just a Little While” and “Tree of Life”. Both spirited and spiritual, Sun Might Shine on Me carries with it a warm embrace.

RATING 6 / 10
PopMatters