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Jewel Stone Prophets

by Jewel Stone Prophets

Long lost cousins layin down swampified rock with a raw blues soul served up Everglades style
Genre: Blues: Blues-Rock
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1. Drivin from the Backseat
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4:31 album only
2. River Bottom Mud
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4:15 album only
3. Pockets Burnin
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5:14 album only
4. Takin It Out
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4:37 album only
5. Just Come Home
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3:20 album only
6. Stitches
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5:53 album only
7. Sugarcane
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4:07 album only
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Album Notes
Jewel Stone Prophets is a collaboration by long lost cousins Gary Hooker and Howlin Buzz. Separated for over 30 years, the South Florida natives have united to record their debut EP. Hooker is a Nashville guitarist and currently a longstanding member of the Drama KIngs, Brad Paisleys band. Buzz is active in the Tampa blues scene,singing and playing harmonica.
The idea to do a project started not long after Hooker heard a live CD that Buzz had recorded. Impressed with his cousins authentic blues delivery, he was inspired to start writing with co-writer James Stevenson " swampy, southern, gritty" material that he wanted to record featuring Buzz. Sessions started in Nashville shortly thereafter.
Eventually it evolved into calling the project Jewel Stone Prophets in honor of Buzz and Hookers grandmother, whose maiden name was Jewel Stone.
Howlin Buzz: lead vocals,harmonica
Gary Hooker: electric,acoustic,resonator,baritone guitars,background vocals ,lead vocal track 7
Cape Alan Hall,Chris Condon:additional electric guitars
Charlie Gonzalez,CJ Kowall,Alana Rocklin:bass
Ben Sesar,Paul Snyder,Herb Shucher,Hubert Payne :drums
Paul Snyder:percussion,marching bass drum,washboard
Reese Wynans: Hammond B-3 and piano
James Stevenson:fingersnaps
Michael Saint-Leon: jaw harp
Patrick Clark: fiddle and mandolin
Barbra Thompson,Vickie Carrico:background vocals

Produced by Gary Hooker
Recorded and Mastered by Michael Saint-Leon at Switchyard Studios,Nashville Tn


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Rex Benson

As good as it gets by any standard...outstanding musicianship, vocals, instrumentation, production, and arrangement. An absolutely PERFECT choice for Music Supervisors seeking Credible Blues...

Frank X. Brittingham

Grew on me like Kudzu
At first I wasn't sure if the singer's voice agreed with me or not but after the second listen I was knocked out and hooked. Being an effort of a couple of South Florida blues and R&B musicians I thought I knew a little of what to expect...some familiar themes and standard licks but this record took things several steps further. The harmonica playing is stupefying. The guitar playing is super bad and tasty. The drums/percussion are always perfectly suited and surprising at times. The Hammond B-3 blew me away on literally every pass and the songs took twists and turns I often did not anticipate, which I love when checking out new stuff! I've had this CD for about a month and is practically the only CD I listen to lately. The Jewel Stone Prophets are like a good stew that takes a while to cook and simmer but is definitely worth the wait. These guys kick butt and take names! I even bought a back-up copy for when the first one wears out!