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Wandering Stranger
Fat Possum

Guy Blakeslee aka Entrance has a unique approach to the blues. While he is highly influenced by the likes of Robert Johnson and Skip James, he is equally akin to Dylan and T-Rex. Wandering Stranger, his first for Fat Possum, follows his critically acclaimed 2001 release The Kingdom of Heaven Must Be Taken By Storm. Like Blakeslee's debut, Wandering Stranger echo's of the Delta with very little percussion. Not a new concept, but definitely a unique one, Blakeslee takes three traditional melodies and adds new lyrics. He reworks Townes Van Zandt's "Rex's Blues", using a fiddle for an extra somber effect. With a Velvet Underground approach, "Happy Trails" is an erratic electric instrumental which closes out the disc.

Recorded live in the studio, Wandering Stranger has an exceptionally personal feel. While it would be easy to lump Entrance in with other blues revivalist such as The Black Keys or 20 Miles, don't. Guy Blakeslee stays closer to the roots with a pure and authentic appreciation for the blues.

-Tony Engelhart

Track Listing:

1. Train Is Leaving
2. Rex's Blues
3. Wandering Stranger
4. Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor
5. Honey In The Rock
6. Lonesome Road
7. Darling
8. Please Be Careful In New Orleans
9. Happy Trails

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