Frank Fotusky | Meet Me in the Bottom

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Meet Me in the Bottom

by Frank Fotusky

Acoustic Blues, Guitar Rags, and Originals that explore the American soundscape.
Genre: Blues: Acoustic Blues
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1. Who's Been Here
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2. 39 Ninth St.
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3. Windin' Boy Blues
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4. Pig Meat
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5. When You've Got a Good Friend
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6. How Long, How Long Blues
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7. Good Morning Aurora
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8. Meet Me in the Bottom
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9. Trouble in Mind
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10. Mama T'aint Long for Day
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11. The Girl With the Auburn Hair
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12. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning
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13. 39 Ninth St. (Reprise)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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"Frank Fotusky should be a major name in country blues. Eventually he will be, but for now he has achieved cult status, armed with a great repertoire and fantastic chops and feel. And, like fine whiskey, he takes the blues, plays it smooth and then has that bite that lets you know this is the real deal."
James Reams (Producer, Good Coffeehouse Music Parlor, now in its 35th year of roots music concerts) 2009


"...the spirit of Rev. Gary Davis lives on in Frank's music." Otto Bost-Host - Acoustic Eclectic - 88.1 & 93.9FM WDIY FM Allentown, PA

"Frank Fotusky's handling of the country blues is kinda like a burlap sack made with silk instead of jute. It's that old familiar weave, that old familiar shape. But damn, it sure is smooth. Or to vary my metaphor, the genuine article viewed through a very clean pane of glass." Peter James, Promoter 2005

"Frank's got the touch, an amazing Acoustic Blues guitarist, singer, songwriter, not only his own material but very much in the vein of Paul Geremia... Honors the early acoustic blues and the myriad of legendary players who precede us in the history of the blues." Chris Darling, Host - Us Folk- WMPG 90.9 & 104.1FM Portland, ME
2009

REVIEWS

New Review 2014 The Country Blues: http://www.thecountryblues.com/artist-reviews/frank-fotusky/

Frank Fotusky brings us the beautiful guitar and voice record "Teasin' the Frets." Thirteen heartfelt cuts like Blind Boy Fuller's RED RIVER BLUES, I'M SO GLAD, and the Rev. Gary Davis' GREAT CHANGE played and sung with care and emotion. Double service award for covering great songs and writing great stuff, too. Best Cut: MUMBLETYPEG, an original fingerpicker with a porch swing feel. Lovely. BLUES REVUE-JAN/FEB 2000-ED IVEY

....offers a sparkling guitar sound on fine Piedmont-style blues and rags....Fotusky's clean finger draws you in and projects the music-which would be somber in other hands-out. BLUES ACCESS #40-WINTER 2000-HOME BREW-BILL KISLIUK

....Well played, sung and produced. BLUES ACCESS #40-WINTER 2000-NEW RELEASES (A ROOSTER PICK)

...Fotusky picks fluently and strums with a reserved and yet dramatic hand. Combined with a richly textured vocal character, Frank concentrates on pre-WWII acoustic blues. With tunes from Blind Boy Fuller, Skip James,...Fotusky adds three of his own well-penned originals. The mix aims to hold to tradition, and that Fotusky does. His forte here shines through as he wrings and lets sing each note off the strings, and the resonance is rewardingly beautiful. There are some intricate rags, tender ballads, hardy instrumentals and dirt-diggin' cuts like THE GRAVEROBBER. With best wishes from his mentor John Jackson, and now this reviewer, this rewarding listen should garner accolades and awards. This is a player that would be welcomed on any porch, front or back! BIG CITY BLUES-FEB/MAR 2000
5 HAT RATING-MARK A. COLE



If like myself you adore the finger-picking of early Larry Johnson, John Jackson with a smattering of Roy Book Binder, Paul Geremia, and Paul Rishell then this CD belongs in your player.... His wooden box resonates with a crispness that though dead-eyed in accuracy never becomes clinically sterile.... Lets get him over here, apart from having a welcome change in the familiar visitors this guy has a lot to offer. BLUES MATTERS (UNITED KINGDOM) 2004 ISSUE 19-BILLY HUTCHINSON

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