“Hell Bound Train” review in Downbeat

Delta Moon
Hell Bound Train
(Red Parlor)

Downbeat

This Atlanta-based roots rock band, a past winner of the International Blues Challenge, has several things going for it. The slide guitars of Tom Gray and Mark Johnson impressively slash or wend through textural thickets of rhythm. Gray’s a top-grade songwriter, spinning memorable melodies and lyrics about restlessness and loneliness that he sings with shadowy vividness. Beyond all their bluesy insinuations, Delta Moon shows an unaffected, honest appreciation of the blues canon when hitting all the right notes of the Fred McDowell masterwork “You Got to Move.”

DB

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