Papa John Kolstad, Clint Hoover | Alive And Well At The Gingko

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Alive And Well At The Gingko

by Papa John Kolstad, Clint Hoover

On this recording of an evening of excellent guitar/harmonica blues with seasoned vocals Papa John master of 12 string guitar provides rhythm, base runs and fast picking; complemented by Clint Hoover' stunning harmonica playing.
Genre: Blues: Harmonica Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. It's Too Short
4:35 $0.99
2. Fishin Blues
5:08 $0.99
3. Born In The Desert
4:36 $0.99
4. Wee Midnight Hour
5:15 $0.99
5. Beans Taste Fine
4:06 $0.99
6. Barrelhouse Woman
5:00 $0.99
7. Stop That Dancin' Up There
3:56 $0.99
8. Mill City Blues
4:21 $0.99
9. Freeze To me Mama
2:44 $0.99
10. Crowing Rooster Blues
5:21 $0.99
11. Keep Your Hands Off Her
3:12 $0.99
12. Alabama Woman
4:49 $0.99
13. Leavin The Blues Behind Me
4:49 $0.99
14. Wolverine 14
4:34 $0.99
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Album Notes
Papa John Kolstad and Clint Hoover have a treat for you: 14 tracks, more than a full hour, of down-home and back-in-the-alley blues, bluegrass and country, all from one solid performance, Alive & Well at the Gingko. For those missing a bit more of the concert experience, there's even an audience participation song. "Stop That Dancing Up There" sure to get even a crowd of one caught in the call and response. Through it all,there are Kolstad and Hoover themselves, turning the least twistof tune into a full-on performance. Hoover's harmonica wails and chuckles and burns its way along the music, leaping ahead of Papa John's deadpan guitar with its straight faced delivery. Papa Jon delivers his lyrics with clarity, humor and a strange sort of civility that never even approaches formality, turning the cruder songs coy and giving the melancholy songs the grace of a hymn. The recording perfectly balances both artists' contributions, letting each one shine without overpowering the other, something difficult even for studio albums.



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Wendy Nelson

Alive & Well at the Gingko
This duo is a wonderful partnership. Papa John Kolstad sounds much like Doc Watson - fantastic guitar playing. Clint Hoover's harmonica adds the perfect ingredients for a scrumptious feast. There's great variety with harmonica, guitar & vocals on all tracks. Some humor, fast, slow, train sounds. I couldn't ask for more. Very satisfying.