Johnny Dyer

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Johnny Dyer, partner Rick "L.A. Holmes" Holmstrom and the rest of the corps kickstart with hard, swinging West Coast blues, and even the slower numbers never lose their edge. Dyer shows blues as a truly living art form, integrating his Mississippi roots with steamy urbanite ramblings as a longtime Angeleno. Although 20-something at the time of recording, Holmstrom displays a light-years-ahead maturity on guitar, balancing brilliant playing and sharing space with Dyer and the bandmates. While raving over Dyer and Holmstrom, listen for Mighty Flyer Jimi Bott's puncuated drum patterns, which equally deserve praise.

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