' Michael Hurwitz is a treasure trove of country blues. One minute he's singing an original about busting broncos, the next he's pulling out the best traditional you've never heard from his repertoire and picking it out on guitar, His dusky baritone resonates with the sound of horses he's wrangled, mountains he's pondered and the land he's traveled, He's the real deal' Meridith Ochs- NPR Music Critic- contributing writer - Rolling Stone Michaels' latest release- 'Blue Coyote ' Meadowlark Records 2006 is a bakers dozen of, traditional blues songs from the 1920s to the 1950s.,- Michael plays a variety of acoustic and resonator guitars, showing his command of various classic blues styles-from Piedmont fingerstyle to Delta slide, country flat-picking to open tunings and Travis-picking. He takes these, and with the help of his long-time band of excellent players 'The Aimless Drifters' on pedal steel, mandolin, bass, harp, accordion, and drums, stirs them into the tasty gumbo of western-swing, old timey, Tex-Mex,cowboy, rockabilly, urban and country blues and honky-tonk he calls 'Prairie Blues'. Known as a gifted songwriter, Hurwitz includes only one original tune in this collection, the Piedmont style 'Get Your Buisness Straight' instead, just enjoying playing and singing these country blues classics in his own relaxed style . Good friends, havin' a good time, makin' great music 'The album is a delight from start to finish. A seemingly effortless delivery that goes down like smooth perfectly aged shot of fine scotch whisky.' - Sing Out! 'Hurwitz's 'Prairie Blues' come accross as natural as breathing.' - John Conquest- 3rd Coast Music.
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