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U.S. roots music legend Geoff Muldaur called and everyone came to join him: Stephen Bruton, Johnny Nicholas, Cindy Cashdollar, Suzy Thompson, Bruce Hughes and special guest Jim Kweskin, jugband music man extraordinaire. Reflecting the golden era of traditional American music, the Austin 'Texas Sheiks' sessions turned into a unique and moving event. Irresistible and obscure pieces of classic blues, string band, Texas swing and jump blues repertoire, sung and played with masterful expertise, great authority and captivating joy.
The Texas Sheiks' record is Traditional American Music of extremely high caliber. I think of it as modernist classical music. --T-Bone Burnett
Mixed feelings on this one. Some songs are excellent, and Geoff Muldaur's voice fits these songs well (Blues in the Bottle, Fan It, All by Myself, Don't Sell It, Don't Give It... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Kim Crosser
Good album and all the more moving for being among the last recordings of Stephen Bruton. I've been a Muldaur fan since his days with the Kweskin Jug Band, and he has a great ear... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jayfenton
Great roots music, too bad there's only one CD by these guys. I've seen Geoff Muldaur a few times and he's a great singer and stylist.Published 21 months ago by whistler
So glad I decided to take offer to buy this CD with the Jim Kweskin CD. If you like Geoff Muldaur, you'll love this CD. It gets better with every listen.
If you ever wanted to try listening to a little bluegrass, this is the place to start. If you can keep your toes from tapping, they must be restrained. Read morePublished on January 9, 2010 by S. Covey