STYLE: Blues RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 16233-10371 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Anthony Longville
Feldmann describes his music as Gospel Americana and people better qualified than I have said that this artist produces the authentic sound of the delta blues. The whole thing is so understated, from the vocals, to the musical accompaniment, and the songs on the whole are short and to the point. The lyrics are generally simple and often repetitive, but betray a man who loves Jesus. The Lord himself is unashamedly the subject matter of most of the songs. As the album title suggests, it is grounded in worship. There is only one real change of pace with the up-tempo "Rise Again Today". And there is a moving lyric to spotlight a giant of American music "Johnny Cash". 'Driven To My Knees' is unlikely to enjoy much mainstream exposure but among white blues connoisseurs Tom will find a following. After my initial reluctance, I found myself warming to this simple approach to the whole thing. Hardly at all does Feldmann raise his voice, there is not a guitar solo to speak of to be heard, but actually, this is very good. To quote another reviewer - "will juke you with old school raunchy slide guitar. It's a Lord-praising free-form juke-off." If I understood a word of that, I might agree.
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