Saturday, February 22, 2014
MUSIC REVIEW OF THE DAY: STEVE DAWSON - RATTLESNAKE CAGE
Close-mic'ed to get every subtle harmonic, means you get the occasional little noise too, an extra knock on the wood or clatter on the strings, but it hardly matters, it's the experience of a one-take, beautiful performance. Fans of the genre will hear the old bluesmen, or the best of the folk players, but there's lots of modern too, changes and attitudes that come from growth and exploring, very much today. Yes, it's an acoustic guitar fan's dream, but it's much more for whatever you need. Meditative at times, explosive at others, you can easily get lost in its winding path, wonder where an hour went, and wonder why you are suddenly uplifted.