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Poor Boys Long Way From Home

by The Moe Hansum Band

Hailing from Houston, Texas, the Moe Hansum Band performs Americana music with a strong emphasis in traditional acoustic blues. This Texas-bred music is a blend of folk blues with a splash of the soul and rhythm of the Mississippi delta blues.
Genre: Blues: Texas Style
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1. Pony Blues
4:29 album only
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2. Way You Smell
5:04 album only
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3. Guilty
4:52 album only
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4. My Old House
4:45 album only
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5. Left is Lucy
2:30 album only
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6. Two Sips of Water
3:17 album only
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7. Motherless Child
5:03 album only
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8. Jacks Or Better
3:26 album only
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9. Back Door Blues
3:11 album only
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10. Great Big Fanny
4:18 album only
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11. Poor Boy Long Way From Home
4:11 album only
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12. Poor Boy ( One More Time) - Reprise
2:06 album only
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Hailing from Houston, Texas, the Moe Hansum Band performs Americana music with a strong emphasis in traditional acoustic blues. This 5-member band plays mainly originals with a taste of little-known covers from artists such as Bukka White, Robert Johnson and Jimmy Reed. They are often joined by one or more special guests on the slide guitar, fiddle, harmonica or horns. This Texas-bred music is a blend of folk blues with a splash of the soul and rhythm of the Mississippi delta blues. The Moe Hansum Band moves the audience with their dynamic performance, superb musicianship, and raw edge.

The Moe Hansum Band has been together in many incarnations since the early 1990's. It ignited from the songwriting, singing, and guitar talents of Mike Durbin and Chuck Schwarz. The instrumentation currently consists of two acoustic and resonator guitarists, an upright acoustic bassist, a percussionist, and a drummer. They have performed at festivals such as the Kerrville Folk Festival (Kerrville, Texas) and at many other locations in Texas including Antones (Austin), the Continental Club (Houston) and Dan Electros Guitar Bar (Houston). They have also entertained at house concerts and private parties throughout Texas.

The Moe Hansum Band has an uncanny ability to personally move their audience. Songs like "My Old House" transport audience members to the memories of a childhood home complete with the childhood dog. From being moved to tears on one song to stomping their feet on the next song, Moe's audience deeply experiences their music. Moe's music can be healing and therapeutic for those longing for an authentic voice in traditional and modern folk blues. Mary Harris, of Ken & Mary's Blues Project, calls Moe "the John Steinbeck of music...When you hear the rift of the guitar in 'Poor Boy' your body starts to sway, you see the screen door slam as it closes on your broken heart...Time with Moe is like visiting your best friend to rejunevate your soul, to laugh and dance, to drink from the fountain of words...you leave feeling nourished in body and soul and smiling...wanting mo'e..."

In 2004, the Moe Hansum Band released their first CD entitled, "Poor Boys Long Way From Home". It was produced by Mike Durbin and Sandy Buller, and is on Chocolate Buddha Records. The CD was recorded by John Hill at Loma Ranch Studios in Fredericksburg, Texas and mastered by Jerry Tubb at Terra Nova Digital Audio Mastering in Austin, Texas. The band is available to perform throughout N. America (USA and Canada) and in Europe

Check them out at http://www.moehansum.com

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Michael Briere

Fascinating stuff!
Thanks for making this available. Mississippi Mike likes it!
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Mary Lou

The Moe Hanson Band CD is a rare winner.
The Moe Hanson Band has done a superb job of incorporating different textures and moods into their music. The lyrics are sentimental, yet very delightful and expressive. This CD will be readily recognized as a real prize.
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Mary Lou

The Moe Hanson Band CD is a rare winner.
The Moe Hanson Band has done a superb job of incorporating different textures and moods into their music. The lyrics are sentimental, yet very delightful and expressive. This CD will be readily recognized as a real prize.
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Wendy

Loved it!
I heard this band several years ago in Houston and they were great back then so I was excited to hear they had produced a CD. Back Door Blues is superb!!! Love the horn! I highly recommend this CD - one of the best I have heard in a long while.
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Sjoerd Hansum

Poor Boys Long Way From Home
I heard this band, saw the name (my family name) and bought by I-Tunes. Marvellous blues music.
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Matt W

Very good
Didn't know what to expect really. Only heard the band once in Houston, but thought I'd give the CD a try. I'm not a big fan of blues and jazz, but really like this CD.
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John Lomax


What a refreshing delight to know that this band's originality was influenced by the best delta and country blues artists that ever existed. Listening to this band with your eyes closed can give you a glimpse of what blues music really felt like in the 1930's and 40's.
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