This is the best country blues you’re ever likely to hear this far from the Delta, proving that Jesse Deane-Freeman is as prodigious a talent on his National Resophonic guitar as he is on the Hammond C3 organ.
Chris Leese, mojoinc.org.au
In the days before he cut the end of his left index finger off Jesse Deane Freeman sat at a couple of microphones and his tape machine and recorded nine country blues classics on his National-Resophonic Style O guitar.
The album that came out of those sessions captures Jesse’s soulful laid back style. His relaxed, jangley guitar is the perfect antidote for his raspy, tender voice.
It’s no surprise that blues veteran Rick Estrin describes Jesse as “The best Australian blues performer I’ve seen.” This isn’t garden variety blues mimicry. Jesse’s reputation as the real deal is well earned.
Nine country blues classics including ‘Malted Milk’, ‘Bad Luck Blues’ and ‘One Dime Blues’. Click on the image to the right to view the 1500 word liner note booklet.