he howls - death letter blues and once or twice ain't good enough

he howls, a folk-blues act out of pennsylvania imparts a backwoods stomp and a lofi hiss to these two tunes, one a solid adaptation of son house's 'death letter blues', the other a nice instrumental tune featuring the interplay of a guitar, a cello, a banjo and (maybe) a jaw harp under a thick mist of dirty production. the laughter and conversation of the musicians captured on the recording is the only thing that lets you know it wasn't laid down by some barefooted 'holler' residents 50 years ago. i recommend this one.

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