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by Thomas Mallory Evans

  Music CD : CD audio

First Album Release   (2021-07-11)

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by Lewie

I have heard this artist's performances sine the 1970's, he was tutored by famed the Blues Guitarist:

<div style="text-align: start;">"August 23rd, 1983: Willie Guy "Scoot" Rainey died in College Park, Georgia at the age of 82.</div> <div class="o9v6fnle cxmmr5t8 oygrvhab hcukyx3x c1et5uql ii04i59q"> <div style="text-align: start;">Rainey was born on April 17th, 1901 in Calhoun County, Alabama and moved to the tiny town of Rico, Alabama at age 5. His mother was an organ player, and Rainey began playing organ that same year.</div> </div> <div class="o9v6fnle cxmmr5t8 oygrvhab hcukyx3x c1et5uql ii04i59q"> <div style="text-align: start;">By the age of 9, Rainey was playing organ, guitar, fiddle and a pie pan banjo that his mother's boyfriend made for him. He used to entertain local children by playing the organ with his toes.</div> </div> <div class="o9v6fnle cxmmr5t8 oygrvhab hcukyx3x c1et5uql ii04i59q"> <div style="text-align: start;">He played music at parties and on the streets of small towns near Atlanta, but rarely played in the city and was not acquainted with the blues recording artists of Atlanta. He did, however, claim to be Ma Rainey's third cousin.</div> </div> <div class="o9v6fnle cxmmr5t8 oygrvhab hcukyx3x c1et5uql ii04i59q"> <div style="text-align: start;">In his 70s, he finally began playing bars in Atlanta and was "discovered" by music teacher, Ross Kapstein. Guy recorded one album, "Willie Guy Rainey" in 1978 and with the help of Kapstein, toured Europe before his death."</div> <div style="text-align: start;">Thomas Mallory Evans would often play with Rainey at private concerts and in clubs around the Atlanta, GA area. Born in January of 1961, Evans grew up in East Point and Riverdale, GA.</div> <div style="text-align: start;">This being his first album, he draws from Rainey's influence and that soft Southern Blues sound is heard in almost all of the songs. The final one being in German again drawing from Rainey's success on his time spent in Germany. Thomas Mallory Evans writes his songs from his heart and life experiences. Akin to a folk ballad or folk softy set to music. He lays down all the tracks and plays each of the instruments, a sort of one man band.</div> </div> <div style="text-align: start;">Evans has done a fine job for his first attempt at a album. Well worth a listen.
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