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Jim Longo Band / Press

“Dick Shurman, noted Blues author and producer called Jim Longo's Bone To Pick lp, " Well done and very enjoyable ".”

Dick Shurman - Producer for Albert Collins, Johnny Winter and Roy Buchanan.

“It becomes inspirational when a younger person in today's society takes it upon himself to reflect on the historical teachings of past musicians - especially blues musicians. With an array of makeshift studios from laptop computers in the basements of suburbia and everyone wanting to be "the next big thing" Jim Longo's musicianship and dedication to learning from whatever bluesman passes his way, gives him an added depth. His cd, "Bone To Pick" is a moving testimonial to the benefits of hard work. He takes a practical approach picking out guitar chords in melodies that remain distinct in each song. Longo doesn't try to imitate the raspy, deep throated vocals of guys from the deep south, nor does he strain beyond his own tenor range - he works hard to find and compose the right songs fitting to his musical style. He believes in music. He believes in not being constrained by committing to a certain genre, and his music speaks to this.”

John Fountain - Buddy Guy's Bluesletter