Johnny Dyer

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The veteran Johnny Dyer is a likable singer and an intense harmonica player in the best tradition of Chicago blues, while co-leader Rick Holmstrom is a versatile guitarist who is able to play 1950s jump blues and the later, more rocking variety with equal facility and spirit; his instrumental feature "Tacos De Pescado" is a highlight. While pianist Tom Mahon and drummer Steve Mugalian are helpful in support, the use of Tyler Pedersen's acoustic bass (rather than its electric equivalent) gives this session a traditional swing feel that is quite appealing.

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