This is what I do. This is what we do. One night solo acoustic in a restaurant, next gig with the band, amp cranked, then in concert with bass playing to a hushed and reverent audience. We recorded these sides in a studio. I sang and played solo and in ensemble as in a live performance. Though we did overdub one vocal and one instrumental track, what you hear is what you can expect in person. I’ve been with these guys for over 20 years. You might say we got a thing goin’ on with the blues. Their artistry in the studio surpassed anything I could have hoped for. Mike Barry also gave huge support in the practicalities of CD production.
"...a two disc treat that offers more of his acoustic prowess and introduces us to his fine electric side. A veritable textbook on the blues." John Heidt, Vintage Guitar Magazine
"If you are going to buy just one blues CD this year, consider this one before any others."
Joel Okida, FolkWorks e-magazine, www.folkworks.org
"And what a superb CD it is, one of the finest releases of its kind in many years...If radio knew talent Pearl would be heard every hour on the hour."
Willard Manus, What's Up Magazine, September 2008
"...an entertaining journey from beginning to end...guitar work is fluid and never disappoints...some glorious slide...It's a great set of acoustic blues guitar...warm, confident vocals are perfectly suited for the material...The fact that most of these songs are rarely heard these days makes this set even more exciting."
Graham Clarke, Blues Bytes/Surprise, September 2008
"...a fine recollection and distillation of the songs and performance tips of this Los Angeles singer and guitarist picked up from the likes of Mance Lipscomb, Lightnin' Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Harmonica Fats, and many others...The electric set is the same - but even better...with a fine vocal and the kind of guitar playing all too rarely heard over the last three to four decades.."
Norman Darwen, Blues & Rhythm, The Gospel Truth #232, 2008
"...in truth every track is a diamond in its own right."
Mick Rainsford, Blues in Britain, 2008
"It goes without saying that Bernie Pearl consistently produces some of the most genuine blues in the country, or the world for that matter..."
Mark S. Tucker, Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange, July, 2008
"A must have for any collection... Bernie Pearl is a master at acoustic and electric blues, and hot improvisational fingerpicking and this CD showcases some of his incredible style. There is simply no end to this guy's talent! Bernie Pearl will surely be one of the legends that future generations will speak about! PHENOMENAL guitar playing, moving lyrics - the whole spectrum. He's the real deal. Simply a HUGE amount of talent for one individual to have!"
Freddy Celis - Rootstime (Belgium) www.rootstime.be
"This is a worthy disc for every blues-lover's library...The acoustic disc is especially great...I think the only acoustic guitar player that compares is the great Doc Watson.This is the way Doc Watson would play blues if he played blues...It is terrific blues music played with soul and taste and command."
Bruce Edwards - MoBlues Assn. (Missouri) www.moblues.org
Buy the music now!
Subscribers Listen Here
If you have problems hearing the clips, click here.
More about this artist
Bernie Pearl is a Platinum Member Artist • To apply for membership click
All material and images used with permission
Send suggestions to webmaster • ©2009 Payline Productions • Our privacy