M.S.G. The Acoustic Blues Trio | Done Spoke My Mind

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Done Spoke My Mind

by M.S.G. The Acoustic Blues Trio

Acoustic Blues in Piedmont style. Contemporary in subject yet traditional in form.
Genre: Blues: Acoustic Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. God Don't Like It
3:45 $0.99
2. Mean Church People
5:00 $0.99
3. Resolution
5:26 $0.99
4. The Katrina Flood
3:49 $0.99
5. Racetrack Blues
4:02 $0.99
6. Penniless Rag
2:21 $0.99
7. It's Always Something
4:54 $0.99
8. Ain't No Grave
3:45 $0.99
9. Come Back Baby
3:45 $0.99
10. Fast Food Mama
2:53 $0.99
11. I Need More Trouble Like That
2:56 $0.99
12. Sometimes
4:38 $0.99
13. Go Down Old Hannah
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14. I Heard The Angels Singing
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Album Notes
M.S.G. the Acoustic Blues Trio\'s second full length CD contains original and traditional songs focusing on classic blues themes as well as contemporary topics.

What follows is Paul Shugrue of Radio station WHRV\'s review:

A common misconception about the blues is that it makes you feel bad. M.S.G. The Acoustic Blues Trio understands the uplifting power that music has in any form and their second cd, Done Spoke My Mind packs that kind of emotional wallop. The range of sentiments from love, grief, reverence, outrage and LOL humor relates to what we all have in common. And isn’t that what the blues is all about?

With a mix of traditional and original tunes and an instrumental lineup that includes not only guitar and harmonica but rubboard, bicycle horn, tin cup, bones and even kazoo, Done Spoke My Mind varies widely in its arrangements, or as one of the songs says “It’s always something, unless it’s something else.” M.S.G is based in Hampton and specializes in the Piedmont Blues style, which originated in Virginia and is closely related to folk music. The band’s name comes from their initials, Jackie Merritt on harmonica, Miles Spicer on guitar and Resa Gibbs on practically everything else. They trade off vocals with Resa’s deep dramatic tones perfectly offsetting the more playful styles of Jackie and Miles.

“Mean Church People” features hilarious interplay between its two singers and a shout out to “Brother Pat.” “Penniless Rag” has the band passing the hat and pleading “give until it hurts, I want you to feel my pain!” “God Don’t Like It”, “Racetrack Blues” and “I Need More Trouble Like That” are critical of certain lifestyles while subtly celebrating them at the same time. The ambitious “The Katrina Flood” rewrites the traditional ballad, “A Mighty Storm” into an indictment of those at fault in New Orleans. Contemporary in subject yet traditional in form, M.S.G. The Acoustic Blues Trio lives up to its mantra as the “non-toxic preservative of the blues.”



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Such Singin'
I remember hearing the second track from this album live at a community event. The sweetly subversive "Mean Church People". I looked nervously left and right to make sure there were no mean church people present, and was happy to just see everyone in the crowd groovin' to the tune, and in agreement with the message. It is hard to say which is the strength of this group, especially with this album that just came out: this wry but fun social commentary or the heartfelt sentiment. I must say that the cover of Reverand Gary Davis tune "I Heard the Angels Singing" is about one of the best tracks I have heard all year. And hearing it performed live last spring nearly brought me to tears.

Helen Keniston Oney

Ooh I'm so happy!
I very much enjoyed their first disc, Meet Me in the Middle, and have been looking forward to the next one. I'm excited to say that it does not disappoint! This CD shows the growth that one would hope to see in each successive endeavor by a group. Good song selection, clean arrangements, a professional yet relaxed and fun vibe and the whole thing stays true to who they are: you could go to one of their live shows and hear them like this. No extraneous bells and whistles or "shoot the producer" moments here. MSG The Acoustic Blues Trio deserves to have a much wider audience, and I hope this CD will do that for them.