Don Odell has been tireless in his support of roots music. He has aired hundreds of episodes of performances and interviews with outstanding artists including John Mayall, Rick Derringer, Kim Simmonds, Joe Louis Walker and Jimmy Thackery to name but a few. My own band has appeared twice and I have interviewed Nikki Hill, Corky Laing and John Ginty for their respective episodes of Legends. I look forward to my coming interview with Mark Hummell.
Here are links to John Ginty’s interview and a performance:
Live From Somewhere is Mark Nomad’s tenth album. Recorded completely live with just an acoustic guitar, voice and harmonica, Live From Somewhere is Nomad’s homage to the Delta bluesmen who first inspired him and contains vintage classics he’s been performing ever since.
I’m very honored to be included in the list of 10 best albums in Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Report! Special thanks to all the musicians who contributed to this record and to Matheson Kamin for his tireless support of Rock & Roll!
Here’s an excerpt of Rainey Wetnight’s review of #9:
“Clever, original blues songs are almost-subliminally concealed in the middle of several postmodern rockers and ballads – like the “31”in the middle of the “BR.” On the CD, there’s something to appeal to almost every demographic of a mass audience, like the 31 flavors offered inside each Baskin Robbins store. There’s hard rock, soft rock, an instrumental, an esoteric opener, and (of course) the blues.”
Here are a few lines from Blues Music Magazine’s review of #9: “…resplendant in tone, vibe and beauty…#9 is an album of significant stature…Again, Nomad does what he does best, displaying his blistering prowess on electric slide guitar, while unequivocally burning the song into your psyche.”
Thanks to Brian Owens for really hearing the record.
Happy Fourth to all!
Opener “Shrine” is good standard early-70s blues-rock; “It’s Time” is a tough, inexorable slow-burner with a gritty acoustic ambiance and scorching harp. “Give Your Love 2 Me” is a mid-tempo mood-piece about romantic obsession. The rest ranges from the contemplative and lovely acoustic guitar piece (“Dadgad”) to a chooglin’, horn-slathered confection (“What’s a Man to Do”) to the Dust-My-Broom style cover (“Look Over Yonder’s Wall”). Bringing up the rear: the impressively elevated acoustic guitar theatrics of “My Clouds Have Denim Linings” – akin to a Zep number like “Tangerine” – as well as the frantic “Valley of Tears” and the alternatingly bluesy and ominous “We Gotta Live Together.” Solid. (Francis DiMenno)