"Also known as The General of the Salvation Movement by a Spanish radio station, here is Gypsy Carns. A native of Anniston (Alabama), he made his debut in the Fifties. He began to play in the clubs in 1963 and recorded his first album has 1968. I do not know what grade he was in when he started, but the fact is he has employed his mind. White hair and sports a goatee. A Confederate uniform would be expected.. But no. Rather he has naked tattooed arms. One would expect a Strat or a Telecaster. Wrong again. It's a dobro. Then what? Good Southern rock and roll? Not completely. The gentleman has the voice but uses it to sing the merits of Heaven and of Redemption. He is also called, with good reason, The Blues Preacher. The title is without equivocation, as in the compositions "Satan Never Sleeps", "Lord, Bring Your Kingdom Down", "Save My Soul", "Holy Is The Son".
One can more simply let oneself be transported by the sound of this heavy delta blues which provides a tireless crusade between the United States and Europe. Many prestigious nominations mark the life of this artist, including two Grammy awards for a piece co-written for Koko Taylor. Without being a virtuoso of the six-string, Gypsy Carns sings, scrapes his guitar and handles the stompbox with energy, leaving no doubt as to the message he carries. It is rough music, very rooted, without artifice. It is the force of the preachers of other days, those who preach the eminent delivery of Jerusalem. With regard to the contents of the songs, one agrees or not, it is a personal business. Believers will find their account. The others also, those which like the blues of the delta in its raw version."