Hollywood CA: Winner of the AKADEMIA MUSIC AWARDS:BEST BLUES Album ;They wrote this about "A MINOR BIT BLUE "CD:
'With textured vocals, flawless acoustic arrangements and blistering solos, Country Blues Revue has delivered a knockout collection of original Blues jams.'
Mose is a singer/songwriter finger style blues artist that is carrying the "country blues" tradition forward. After meeting and hearing the legendary Son House play In the early 70's Mose began to dig into the styles of House, Robert Johnson, Blind Blake, Tampa Red, Howlin Wolf etc…After years of playing solo and in various bands like Northern Lights, Foggy Logic and The Rattlerz. The band "Country Blues Revue" was formed in 2011 by Mose and Harmonica Mike Handler. The music pays homage to the American roots music that traveled up and down the Mississippi River drawing from New Orleans to Memphis on up to Kansas City and Chicago.
His songs "Gamblin Wheels" and "The Blues Choose Me" were nominated in 2011 and 2012 for the nationally judged "New Mexico Music Awards" in the category of "BEST BLUES SONG' of the year. The Country Blues Revue have three CD's that are out and available on CD Baby and iTunes .The first entitled "Blues For Too Long" the second CD "A Minor Bit Blue" and their latest LIVE CD entitled "The Frogville Sessions"
Review by David McGee, San Francisco Blues Society:
Malin’s “Santa Fe Basin Blues” offers more country blues with a nice acoustic set up, a plaintive harmonica, and a great mix: engineer Palmer placed the brushes on the drums in just the right place and blended them well with the acoustic guitar. Malin remembers his inspiration Son House in “The Blues Chose Me” featuring Malin’s Gretsch and resonator guitars. House had a way of cutting to the chase in his emotionally charged music and encouraged many blues players on the scene today. New Orleans blues guitarist and vocalist John Mooney credits House as his mentor. Says Malin, “House certainly played with a lot of passion.” Drummer Arne Bey plays a double-time rhythm in counterpoint to the band which evokes an interesting texture of a train moving, highlighting well the song’s railroad man theme. It caught the attention of New Mexico Blues Awards and was nominated for Best Blues Song.
“Designated Lover” by Malin offers a Dixieland song with a bright clarinet played by Bob Jones leading the charge. As the chorus states: “Designated lover, designated driver . . . I don’t want to end up some lone survivor. I just want to spend this lonely night with you.” Bey’s drum brush work on Malin’s “Comfort” provides excellent support for Roberta Donnay’s vocals and her duet with Malin in a vigorous call-and-response. The song features a rhythm-changes bridge (based on the chord changes of George Gershwin’s “I’ve Got Rhythm”) giving A Minor Bit Blue more jazz influence and more catchy lyrics: “You’re wearing your smile upside down . . . you come up blank . . . you know you can’t take that to the bank.”
"With some of the old and some of the new, A Minor Bit Blue blends a good roux and gumbo of blues tinged with jazz in Country Blues Revue’s day of reckoning. It confirms Country Blues Revue as promising interpreters and writers of the blues".
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Mose is newly relocated back to Santa Fe NM from San Diego CA