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Lorenzo Menzerschmidt

by Lorenzo Menzerschmidt

What do Sleepy John Estes, Mississippi John Hurt, Chuck Berry, and Blind Blake have in common? - They're all covered by this adventurous roots trio with an original song list shaped by old-school blues and rock 'n' roll.
Genre: Blues: Finger-Picked Guitar
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1. I'm a Mess
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2. 29's a Good Road
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3:04 $0.99
3. It Don't Work That Way
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2:35 $0.99
4. Johnny B. Goode
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4:19 $0.99
5. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
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3:32 $0.99
6. Check the Gage
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2:55 $0.99
7. Payday
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4:07 $0.99
8. The Girl I Love
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3:43 $0.99
9. Shades of Blue
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10. Police Dog Blues
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11. Since My Baby Left This Town
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Album Notes
Lorenzo Menzerschmidt is the unlikely and fortuitous collaboration of former Violent Femmes drummer Victor DeLorenzo, blues bassist Tony Menzer, and rockabilly / country blues man "Lost Jim" Ohlschmidt. Produced by Victor DeLorenzo and recorded by Steve Hamilton, this 11-song album features six original songs and five of the band's distinctive arrangements of classics such as their minor swing version of Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode." Ohlschmidt's original songs range from the cheeky, self-deprecating "I'm A Mess," to the dark, lonesome depth of "Since My Baby Left This Town." The trio's playing is heavy on free-wheeling ensemble work with just enough solos to keep it interesting (no wanking!). In addition to his taut drumming, DeLorenzo also adds some solid "vocalessence" to originals like "It Don't Work That Way" and "29's a Good Road," and Ohlschmidt's expert fingerpicking on electric and acoustic guitars make this a very UN-typical "blues trio" record!


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