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Famous & Poor

by Josh Alan

Atomic Acoustic Guitar
Genre: Blues: Acoustic Blues
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1. Josh's Breakdown
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2. Stone Free
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3. Love is Grey
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4. Greyhound
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5. Deep River Blues
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6. Shoe Shine Boy
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7. Famous & Poor
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8. Composition 5
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9. Composition 6
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10. Composition 8
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11. Follow Your Heart
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12. Sleepwalk
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
ONE OF THE BEST-REVIEWED ALBUMS OF 1991!

“A stunner of a debut.”
--Michael H. Price, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Feb. 17, 1991

“Alan’s acoustic power-trio rendering of ‘Stone Free’ rivals the astounding acoustical chops of Michael Hedges without the tofu and bean sprouts. . . a more coherent Tom Waits. . .”
--on the cover, CMJ New Music Report, Aug. 9, 1991

“Dallas-based acoustic blues guitar wizard Josh Alan may be one of the niftiest solo stage acts to pass through Deep Ellum since Leadbelly.”
--Rob Patterson, Austin Chronicle, Feb. 7, 1992

“. . . writes good songs and plays REALLY good guitar.”
Tony Scherman, Musician Magazine, May 1991

“Famous & Poor argues convincingly that Josh Alan is poised for a breakthrough comparable to Stevie Ray Vaughan’s a decade ago.”
--Austin American Statesman, March 28, 1991

“. . . Alan employs serious power chords, gutsy slides, and jarring fills. . . Add to this his own meaty compositions, and you get this powerful, self-confident, intelligent recording.”
--Simone Solondz, Acoustic Guitar, May/June 1992

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Ken

Famous and Poor
I had the cassette tape for years and actually wore it out to where it dragged but still wouldn't give up hope and kept it. The CD is great. The music is unique and Josh is his own element. He does a couple of covers but they are definitely a complete refit rather than a revisit. Glad I found it.
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Andrew Zenk

A classic!
I saw Josh Alan about 15 years ago in a coffee shop in I think Austin or Dallas, and was blown away. My friend had this CD and we listened to it all the time, marveling at the acoustic wizardry - especially Josh's Breakdown and his version of Deep River Blues. I was very pleased to find it on CD Baby!!
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