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4.0 out of 5 stars Eight tunes, one take, and no overdubs - all from the historic Sun Studio, June 20, 2011
This review is from: Sun Session (Audio CD)
I first met the two guys who form The Border Blasters in 2010, when I saw and heard them at the International Folk Alliance Conference. I really enjoyed their first CD - and you can see my review of that here on Amazon.com. This follow-up is just as much fun and it was recorded in a "special place".

While they were in Memphis for FA they took the opportunity to visit the legendary Sun Studio and lay down eight tracks. This album is the result. It's just Todd and Jimmy Ray (with Mark Rubin on bass) singing and pickin' on the first run-through. No overdubbing - or fancy tweaking here. They left the historic "room" to create the intimate sound. And the sound is just fine with me!

Three of the tracks are written by the Austin-based BBs, one is a traditional song and there's even a nice version of John Prine's "Ain't Hurtin' Nobody" that takes on a new suit of clothes without Prine's distinctive voice. The styles range from Western Swing to Bluegrass with some nice instrumental breaks.

If you liked these guys the first time `round - as I did - you'll certainly enjoy this new disc. Besides that, they nice guys too! I know that for sure. I've met them and seen them play live.

Steve Ramm
"Anything Phonographic"
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