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The Ballad of Gypsy Jack

by The Travelin' Bluesman

Classic One Man Blues.
Genre: Blues: Rockin' Blues
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2. Ready, Willing & Able
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3. Old Greyhound
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4. Balcony Window Blues
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5. That Bitch Will Rock
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6. Boogie With You Baby
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7. What Must I Do?
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8. Broken, Bent & Twisted
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The Travelin' Bluesman (The Ballad of Gypsy Jack) - The Travelin' Bluesman is a one of a kind unsung blues legend who's travels are documented on his first release on Galactic Records. The son of Bud Tyree (Tyree & CO.), The Travelin' Bluesman began his life-long journey with the blues as young child. Under the covers of his bed along with his transistor radio, his future with the blues was set forth. As he searched the radio dial for AM 600 (WTAC - Rock), the young bluesman had what he describes as a bone chilling experience when he stumbled across " I ain't superstitious" by Blues legend Howlin' Wolf. From that day forward the musical destiny of The Travelin' Bluesman was set forth. Rock and Roll also shaped his musical repertoire, and he claims influence from Rock Legends like Eric Clapton, Lynard Skynard and The Allman Bros. On the Blues side it was B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf and many, many others he had come across on his travels. The Travelin' Bluesman is an authentic blues artist who performs with only his Budweiser Beer Crate Amplifier which he hand crafted from a 20 watt Pignose Amplifier and his guitar. The Travelin' Bluesman has the ability to capture the immediate attention of any crowd. A self proclaimed drifter, he is never happier than when he is drifting from place to place, playing his music and meeting new personalities which shape the landscape of his musical ideas. His first release The Ballad of Gypsy Jack is now available and paints a masterful musical tapestry for the listener. The first track on the Album is "The Ballad of Gypsy Jack", a track in which the Bluesman describes his relationship with Flint legend Gypsy Jack, a person he credits talking him out of doing something that would have ruined his life forever. The first track on the album is a dedication to his now departed friend. Later on the record, on the track "What Must I Do?", the bluesman captivates the listener with his polished voice and gently moving riff. On the final track of the record "Broken, Bent & Twisted", the Bluesman tells the tale of how he became the legend he now is, and how all of these years of drifting from place to place has shaped his sound and taken it's toll on his body. The Travelin' Bluesman is a true undiscovered Blues Legend. When he first arrived at Sheehan Sound Engineering it took exactly one song to realize the presence of true greatness. The Travelin' Bluesman doesn't put on any show, as the songs he sings and the person he is on stage is his life. Unlike other artists who have a stage show, put on a face for the gig, The Travelin' Bluesman is only himself when he takes the stage. This authentic Blues Artist blows others off the stage equipped only with his guitar and the gifts he was instilled with at a younger age as he searched the dial of his transistor radio. The Travelin' Bluesman has made his definitive statement on his first release, and it is safe to say, the sky is now the limit!

2004 Nation-Wide Amtrak Train Tour.

The Travelin' Bluesman embarked on his Amtrak tour of America on June 4, 2004 From the Historic Rail Depot in Durand, Michigan on his mission to bring classic one man blues back to the train routes of North America. Here is the list of Towns and Stations he will be visiting on his tour, in support of his album "The Ballad of Gypsy Jack." Chicago - June 4, Memphis - June 5 & 6, New Orleans - June 7 & 8, Los Angeles- June 9-12, San Francisco- June 13 & 14, Seattle- June 15,16 & 17, Chicago- June 18-20, Washington D.C.- June June 21-23, Boston- June 24 & 25, Buffalo NY.- June 26 & 27, Toronto Canada- June 28 & 29, Windsor Canada- June 29, Tour Concluded in Detroit - Battle Creek & Flint, Michigan on June 30.

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Stormie


It's a shame what vandals have done to Gypsy Jacks home ( cover of CD) Long live his memories thru your music & song.. Your buddy's from flint @ Davi's & Deville's
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Andrew Leland

A must CD for your Blues Collection
Being a Blues Fan, when I heard about the Travelin' Bluesman's CD release party in the Flint Journal, I decided to attend. I received a promotional copy of his album the ballad of Gypsy Jack at the show. Great Work! A must for any Blues Fan!!
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Terrence Sheehan

Record Producer Comments
The Travelin' Bluesman- The Ballad of Gypsy Jack was one of the most effortless recordings I have ever produced. Quite Simply when a musician is this talented, it makes the Producer's Job very easy. Simple, Thoughtful and Very Unique. I would rate the project 5 Stars, except I want to make sure there is room for improvement. Congratulations Blues and Good Luck on Your upcoming Nation-wide Amtrak Tour of America.

Always Believe,
Terrence Sheehan of
Sheehan Sound Engineering
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David Snyder

Awesome!! "The Ballad of Gypsy Jack"
I had the opportunity to take in the Travelin' Bluesman show at Chilly Willy's in Flint a few weekend ago. After a couple of weeks of checking out his CD, I must say great job. My favorite track is Broken, Bent & Twisted. Do yourself a favor Blues Fan's, add this to your collection.
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Eric Berarducci - Fentech Window Corp.

Where has this guy been?
The entire staff at Fentech Window corporation listens to your CD and thinks it is great!! Where has this guy been? Hard to believe this is the first we have heard of him! In any event thanks for the great tunes, it makes the work day much better.We can't wait for the next one. (Review submitted C/O Sheehan Sound Engineering.)
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MICHELE FOX

VERY PROUD OF YOU
BLUESMAN WAS HERE IN CALIFORNIA IN 2003 AND PLAYED LIVE IN SAN PEDRO . HE WAS FANTASTIC . I AM SO PROUD HE MADE A CD OF THOSE SONGS. GREAT JOB DAVE
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Leftee

ThreePeace honored to play with the Travelin' Bluesman
This guy is for real!! Awesome authentic blues. Our band ThreePeace was fortunate to have been asked to provide solid rocking blues music for the Travelin' Bluesman's upcoming album. We are honored to share a place in CD history with The Bluesman!! The Bluesman's first album is my favorite Sunday Morning CD. Skilled master blues work by the master Bluesman himself. A must have "The Ballad of Gypsy Jack!!". As for his next CD, I have had the pleasure to listen to it and it is a classic!!
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