Delta Time

Delta Time

by Terry Evans
     
 

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The follow-up to the European-American duo's 2008 release Visions is a similarly styled, stripped-down set of acoustic blues, gospel, and soul covers, with some Theessink originals. Evans' old employer Ry Cooder swings by this time to contribute his distinctive guitar to three tracks. Since Theessink's sound has

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The follow-up to the European-American duo's 2008 release Visions is a similarly styled, stripped-down set of acoustic blues, gospel, and soul covers, with some Theessink originals. Evans' old employer Ry Cooder swings by this time to contribute his distinctive guitar to three tracks. Since Theessink's sound has typically shared a comparable sense of the organic spaciousness that characterizes much of Cooder's work, the resulting music is a terrific meeting of the minds. It's so good on Theessink's subtle "Shelter from the Storm" (not the Dylan tune), especially with a male backing trio of vocalists (also inspired by Cooder's work), that you wish the two would record an entire album together. Theessink and Evans nail a sweet spot with their voices on the classic Delmore Brothers' "Blues Stay Away from Me" where just skeletal guitar and Cooder's always tasteful slide fills are all the song needs to resonate long after the last note fades. Evans and Theessink even bring fresh life to the slight but catchy Jewel Akens mid-'60s pop hit "The Birds and the Bees," with the guitarist picking up mandolin for a frisky and classy version of what most would consider an insignificant piece of fluff in its original version. Evans turns in yet another gripping version of J.B. Lenoir's "Down in Mississippi," a song he has sung both with Cooder and solo for decades. He slides into tough Southern soul on a cover of the James Carr classic "Pouring Water on a Drowning Man," singing tenor with Theessink's deep bass voice adding harmonies. The closing ten-minute "Mississippi," another tune about Evans' birthplace, is an upbeat folk-blues with churchy overtones and a stomping R&B backbone that effectively coalesces the previous dozen slices of roots Americana as Theessink does a roll call of famous musicians who were born in the state -- and oddly some that weren't -- with Evans howling in appreciation. The session is predominantly live with just a few guitar overdubs, and the sheer joy of playing together is contagious as it electrifies a vibe that thrives on its laid-back, down-home groove.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/18/2012
Label:
Blue Groove
UPC:
9004484022207
catalogNumber:
2220
Rank:
14295

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Terry Evans   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Ry Cooder   Guitar
Hans Theessink   Banjo,Guitar,Harmonica,Mandolin,Vocals,Foot Stomping
Arnold McCuller   Background Vocals
Willie Greene   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

J.B. Lenoir   Composer
Jimmy Reed   Composer
Hans Theessink   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
A. Delmore   Composer
R. Delmore   Composer
Terry Evans   Producer
Harald Ergott   Graphic Design
Drew Baker   Composer
Andrew Bush   Engineer
Rob Shanahan   Cover Photo
Traditional   Composer
Herbert Newman   Composer
Danny McCormick   Composer
Robert Charles Guidry   Composer
Whittaker   Composer

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