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from Vintage Guitar March 2013

Here's a glorious step back in time. Pianist/clarinetist Butch Thompson and guitar man Pat Donohue pay homage to the olden-day blues duos like Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell. With stellar musicianship, warm sound, and beautiful recording quality, this is a small masterpiece.

The two are "A Prairie Home Companion" radio regulars. Donohue has one Grammy to his name and is a National FInger Picking Guitar Champion. Thompson is a recognized traditional jazz and ragtime master who played Preservation Hall at ae 18; he also boasts a Grammy of his own. On this album they pay due homage to their influences - and they do it right.


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