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William Howse & Jack Pearson

by William Howse & Jack Pearson

Authentic acoustic blues originals: wailin' harmonica with grit and soul and hambone slide on resonator guitar.
Genre: Blues: Delta Style
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  Song Share Time Download
1. I Can't Stop Tumblin'
William Howse & Jack Pearson
3:25 $0.99
2. Blackbird
William Howse & Jack Pearson
4:33 $0.99
3. I Feel All Right
William Howse & Jack Pearson
3:56 $0.99
4. Minkslide Blues
William Howse
3:42 $0.99
5. Mr. Engineer
William Howse & Jack Pearson
5:14 $0.99
6. My Dog Don't Bark
William Howse & Jack Pearson
4:24 $0.99
7. Every Time It Rains
William Howse & Jack Pearson
4:42 $0.99
8. Feel Like A Stranger Here
William Howse & Jack Pearson
3:52 $0.99
9. Turn To Blue
William Howse & Jack Pearson
3:36 $0.99
10. JB Blues
Jack Pearson
3:50 $0.99
11. Waiting On Your Love
William Howse & Jack Pearson
4:02 $0.99
12. It Won't Change A Thing
William Howse & Jack Pearson
4:12 $0.99
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Album Notes
"William Howse & Jack Pearson" is a 1999 Candlefly release showcasing the very special talents of two extraordinary musicians who have been playing together for more than 20 years.

Jack Pearson paired up with longtime friend, William Howse, to create this authentic acoustic blues collection. William is featured on the CD on harmonica and vocals. Jack provides vocals on two songs on the disc, but for the most part plays fingerstyle guitar with lots of slide in open and standard tunings.

William's harmonica playing is in the tradition of John Lee Williamson, Big Walter and Deford Bailey. And his singing is reminiscent of Muddy Waters. William is one of the few true bluesmen around today. He's played with such artists as Lonnie Mack and Tinsley Ellis. He gave a special performance at the dedication ceremony of the Tennessee Historical Marker commemorating harmonica player Deford Bailey, the first black musician to appear at the Grand Ole Opry. And William's playing was featured on the soundtrack for the TNN production of "The Life and Times of Willie Nelson."

Jack is probably best known for his blues/rock lead and slide guitar playing with The Allman Brothers Band from 1997 to 1999. But on this CD, he plays acoustic and resonator guitars. He fills the disc with solid, swinging rhythm and blistering slide using a hambone.

Through the years, the acoustic duo has shared the bill of festivals and theatres with performers such as The Fairfield Four, Johnny Shines, Yank Rachell, The Nashville Bluegrass Band and Willie Eason. They've also played for young children and teens at many schools in the South. A memorable performance for them took place at the dedication ceremony of the Tennessee Historical Marker commemorating blues harmonica legend, John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson.

Jack has two other CD's available on CD Baby...his first solo album, "Step Out!" on which William both played and co-wrote several songs...and the self-titled instrumental CD, "Jack Pearson" where again you will find William's playing along with a slew of other special guest musicians.

A sampling of reviews of "William Howse & Jack Pearson"...

"Two old friends, two bluesmen extraordinaire, two kindred spirits, two brothers. William Howse and Jack Pearson combine their love of the blues and their natural affinity and connection to each other to give us an outstanding look into acoustic blues songs and stylings. Twenty years or more of playing the blues together allows these fine musicians the opportunity to come up with a front porch collection of original tunes, easy to listen to, with much to say and even more to ingest...a real gem of great blues. Stripped down and very basic, the CD features only William's harp, Jack's National steel body guitar, and vocals from both men...musicians of the finest order...simply stellar and worth getting by anyone who is schooled in the blues in any way..."
Hittin' the Note Magazine

"Authentic...Gutbucket blues, complete with harmonica wuffing and bottleneck guitar. 'Old School' and proud of it."
Music Row Magazine

"fine harp playing and nuanced vocals...with interesting licks that feel right, tonally and texturally. [Howse's] playing and singing interweave seamlessly with Jack Pearson's sympathetic guitar accompaniment...his slide work on National steel has a sweet, sometimes mournful quality that works well...a solid first release."
Blues Revue Magazine



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Jamon Zeiler

you won't be disapointed with this all acoustic blues it's a gem
Jack pearson and william howes play together so well this album sounds like a fine tuned machine with lots of soul and feeling classic vocals guitar and harmonica blues as good as it gets

CD Baby

Allman Brother's former guitarist, Jack Pearson, and harmonica master, William Howse, bring you soul-splitting, acoustic, delta-style blues originals. Life may have picked you up, thrown you down and stepped on you with spiky boots but lift your eyes and ears up to this album that is so blue, it aches. Put down that bottle of Jack Daniel's and let this music embody all that low-down no-goodness worth so much ingenuity.

Rob O.

Take me to the porch
Wherever you may be, you can travel to a front porch in Tennessee, it's as easy as buying this CD.

David Van

a real gem. one of my best finds from cdbaby.
I absolutely loved this album. The lead singer is wonderful and played a great blues harp. The guitar player sang terrific, too; plus his guitar playing should be studied in blues clinics. I want more from these guys. Amazing.

Keith H.

This is a "Humdinger"...Excellant...Blues at its finest.
This is a very very good acoustic blues CD.

You have to at least listen to the samples...but beware...if you listen you are going to want to buy it NOW!!!

Great work guys.

Kevin Burke

Jackie P. rips it!
I didn't realize that Jack had released a new CD. I was thrilled to see it available. It is down home, front porch, southern fried blues. Jack and William take you back to the delta with the advantage of 2003 recording technology. I bet the blues musicians that have gone before can rest a little easier knowing that this CD is out there. Not a bad song on the disk!

Norman Degelman

William Howse & Jack Pearson
Loved these guys, two talented blues men just sittin' around playing the blues and what a groove.

David Parreira



Great Music !!!
My friends (AND ME !!!)are so much inspired with that CD - ans so I order some more of that with CDBaby.
Thanks a lot from Germany for your music!

Wayne Murphy

One of the best I've heard
I haven’t heard an acoustic blues album I have enjoyed this much since John Mayall - Turning Point. No fancy production, just great music played from the heart.
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