on 9 October 2003
I bought this album a few days ago and when i turned it on i was stunned .The feeling you get from this record is overwhelming it sounds as if he is in the room.
Hearing this record made me go out and buy his other album and 2 albums by Dock Boggs who i had heard sounds like him,you can see how impressed i was.
The album is country as it was supposed to be before people like Garth Brooks mutilated it, it has a very easy going feel to it thatleaves you appreaciating it even more the way he plays his banjo has a distinctly bluesy sound to it.
All in all it is worth a lot more than you will have to pay.
on 10 June 2008
If you don't like banjo or harmonica don't buy this remarkable album. Searching around to find similar artists like Otis Taylor and the like and I came across Roscoe Holcomb. Hill Billie, Bluegrass, Country and Blues all in one, with a voice rasping similar on occasions to Bob Dylan and I wonder who Bob copied it from. If this Guy was around today he would be a megastar. Best album I have bought in the last year, value for money with 26 tracks, terrific.
I love this, everything about it, you can almost hear the wind in the trees. As was common at the time, the album has a mix of old-time, folk and blues, his voice is haunting, howling, rasping yet soft and never harsh, beautiful, and instrumentally there's lots of guitar, banjo and harmonica. The banjo is a real treat- clawhammer lovers will have plenty to smile about as there's some lovely plunky tackhead sounds on there, and most unusual is the occasional blues being played on the banjo- brilliant. As a previous reviewer said, not everyone loves this kind of music, but if you do you won't be disappointed.