From the joyful redemption party atmosphere of "Ain't Gonna Do It No More" to the traditional mandolin beauty of "Po' Cow Boogie" and "It's All Gone" to the low down lament of "Katrina" (the "meanest storm the world ever seen"..) to Lowell Fulsom's "Too Many Drivers" theme reworked as the relentless shuffle of "Red Car", this is one of Jack's strongest recordings to date! "The Cryin' Blues" and "The Laughin' Blues" explore both sides of human emotion while displaying the simple brilliance and range of playing blues guitar to convey those emotions - an geniuine talent coming from a talented legendary guitarist. These two songs also illustrate Jack's uncanny ability to tap into and convey his emotions. They are a lesson in finding the blues in the everyday emotions of us all guitar junkies.
This new recording is his first that was recorded exactly as HE wanted-- not playing to the demands or directions of a record label but instead to his own vision. It is pure Big Jack Johnson and will have you jumping for joy!Sample sound-clips from Katrina
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This is Big Jack Johnson's first album of entirely original material in almost a decade.
Unfettered by managers and executives telling him what he can and can't play and sing, it is an intense musical journey through Mississippi and the life of Big Jack Johnson and his family.
From happy and light-hearted to deeply personal and emotional, this is the work of one of the world's greatest bluesmen, both past and present.
Made with love,
from Big Jack Johnson.