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Browne, Michael Jerome / Road Is Dark, The
Album:Road Is Dark, The Collection:Blues
Artist:Browne, Michael Jerome Added:11/2011
Label:Borealis Recording Co. 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-12-04 Pull Date:2012-02-05 
Week Ending:18 Dec
Airplays:1

Recent Airplay
1.Thu, 15 Dec 11:MC Dizzy Jackson
The Songsmith Show

Album Review
MC Dizzy Jackson
Reviewed 2011-11-24 
Multi-instrumentalist out of Canada with his fourth release. Whether it’s guitar, banjo or viola he’s playing, it’s all top-notch. Blues with some country / bluegrass stylings. Most songs are just Browne, a few with a washboard, one with full band. Great, great stuff. Every song worth a play. No FCC’s.

*My Favorites*: All.

1. (3:29) Mid. Beautiful picked guitar with slide work. Driving, urgent and heartfelt.
2. (2:51) Mid. Upbeat with guitar and washboard. Insane guitar.
3. (5:01) Slow / Mid. Title track. Dark mood, Hollow voice.
4. (2:55) Mid. Country blues, Ominous feel. Short, powerful finish.
5. (3:51) Mid. Old blues, circa Robert Johnson, played on a “pink kids’ guitar”. Nice.
6. (3:29) MId. Upbeat, despite the lyrics. Driving and dang good.
7. (4:05) Slow. Dirge about the singer’s mother dying. Very deep stuff.
8. (2:39) Mid. Old timey rag with washboard. Energetic.
9. (3:53) Slow. Banjo and guitar. Dark.
10. (2:56) Mid. JB Lenoir song. Bright and upbeat with guitar and washboard.
11. (4:35) Slow. Reverend Gary Davis song. Death song. Lonesome.
12. (3:38) Mid / Fast. Mandolin, harmonica, guitar, bass. Upbeat country / bluegrass / blues song. Killer.
13. (3:41) Slow / Mid. Viola, fiddle, guitar. Country blues.
14. (4:02) Slow / Mid. Sparse with guitar. Echoey and very cool.

Track Listing
1.Doin' My Time 8.G20 Rag
2.Married Woman 9.Sing Low
3.The Road Is Dark 10.The Whale Has Swallowed Me
4.Graveyard Blues 11.Death Don't Have No Mercy
5.At It Again 12.If Memphis Don't Kill Me
6.One More Empty Bottle 13.Right Now Blues
7.Sinner's Plea 14.Morning Prayer