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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Kaplan Shaw 2008 Mojo Cafe


Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:52:12
Size: 119,41 MB

United States

Cayuga County-based acoustic blues duo Kaplan-Shaw grabbed some national exposure in the January-February issue of Elmore magazine.

Critic Jon Kleinman wrote of their CD "Mojo Cafe."

"With their wise lyrics and well-honed instrumental chops, Kaplan-Shaw has once again produced a recording that should bring joy to all fans of acoustic roots music. Let's hope that this group continues to breathe life into the contemporary acoustic music scene for a long time to come."

Here's what I wrote in The Post-Standard about the CD in September:

The team of Lou Kaplan and Mike Shaw again have breathed life into acoustic blues.

Kaplan and Shaw share the strings, vocals and writing duties. Add drummer Al Macomber to the mix, and you've got a 13-song CD that ably demonstrates their talent and waves a flag for their passion.

They tackle modern love and old-time betrayal with equal enthusiasm. On the opening cut, "Raised by Wolves, " Kaplan raises the question, "Were you raised by wolves to have that bark and bite?"

On "A Mile on Down the Road, " Shaw proclaims, "a fishing hole and a brown-eyed girl ... nothing sweeter in this whole world."

Together, they demonstrate joyful party chops on "Everybody Let's Dance, " an ominous Southern rock feel on "Dancin' With the Devil" and fiddle fun -- thanks to special guest Peter McDonald -- on the happy instrumental "Shawdag Rag." (http://blog.syracuse.com/listenup/2009/01/elmore_magazine_reviews_cayuga.html)



Tracklist:

01 - Raised By Wolves 03:07

02 - What You Want 03:21

03 - Headline Blues 04:33

04 - Sweet Addiction 03:11

05 - Everybody Let's Dance 04:23

06 - I Won't Let You Down 04:40

07 - Too Complicated 04:30

08 - Stuck On You 03:57

09 - Dancin' With The Devil 06:10

10 - She Made Me Choose 03:07

11 - A Mile On Down The Road 04:27

12 - Apology Blues 05:11

13 - Shawdawg Rag 01:35





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