GYPSY CARNS - "The Watchman"
"AZA" - "The General" - "The Blues Messenger" - Gypsy Carns started performing in clubs in 1963 and making records in ‘66. He has anointed the United States, Japan, France, England, Germany, Italy, Amsterdam & The Netherlands, China, and Israel with his vocals, percussion, and 12-string Dobro bottleneck prowess. Carns is also known as a blues songwriter, co-penning a Koko Taylor tune with Fred James and Mary Ann Brandon that garnered 2 Grammy nominations. Blues Revue states: “Gypsy Carns, A one-man wrecking crew who plays a “stompbox” tambourine / kick drum combination, harp, 12-string resonator guitar….this is hammering, powerful stuff, driven by Carns’ energy and rough-hewn vocals”. Using the delta-blues musical format, Gypsy Carns combines Messianic lyrics for a unique blend of authentic American music. His energy and commitment are evidenced through his powerful live performances. Gypsy Carns became well known for being a preacher-musician that barks his message through blues driven heavy rocks. And is exactly what he does in The Watchman, delivering 12 powerful song-messages that takes the listener on a trip in the back of his Harley. "The Battle Rages on" roars the tale of spiritual wars that we live in modern life with a very distinctive and ferocious guitar work. His gravely voice makes all more poignant when he compels you to "Sound the Trumpet". Sometimes all this messianic talk is a little too much, but if you concentrate on the sounds you´ll be just fine. Like on the uplifting "Under a Rainbow Sky". "Jerusalem in Ruins" brings some "Bo Didley" beat and cracks the sky open with its heavy wah wah solo. Another presence (not the Lord) runs through "End Time Generation": "The Who". The riff is homage to the "My Generation". For "The Watchman" rockin' project Gypsy called on long time musical buddies to record 8 tracks: Sean "O.B." Smith on bass and Joe "Thunder" Schobelhoffer laying down the drums. In addition, 4 new tracks were recorded using legendary sessionmen: drummer Greg Morrow and bassist Mike Brignardello. The mixing and editing was done at Fox Mountain Studios with producer/engineer Brad Vosburg. In fact, you must hear the voice, the power of the guitar or the message if will, but hear this man!
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