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MP3 Erick Hovey - Prairie Dance Music

Original blues and roots rock thats unpretentious and clean, and rooted in traditional blues and swing conventions.

12 MP3 Songs
BLUES: Electric Blues, BLUES: Guitar Blues

Erick Hovey is a fifth generation farmer from the heart of the US, Midwest. His central location allows him to absorb music from all over the country and develop a style that blends the best of what he likes. The result is music built on a sturdy foundation, with easy-to-identify-with subject matter and sharp arrangements. Erick and the band play with genuine heart and engaging personality, producing an unstrained delivery and easy grace that makes the material seem utterly uncontrived. At times smooth and wistful, at times rockin, but always-cloaked in cool, cool blues. This music offers enough stylistic variety to appeal to dyed-in-the-wool blues fans, three chord rockers, and even denizens of Bob''s Country Bunker.

It is hard to believe that a farmer coming from middle west states, can have a so wide knowledge of black music. He skillfully mixes and develops his own blues style, full of rock and roll, country, swing and pop influences. The final result is an interesting cd, well done, with some drops of sensuality but, over all, built up with sober skill and personality. If you have some money to spend, do hot hesitate and buy it.
La Hora Del Blues
Barcelona, Spain

Erick Hovey is a native Midwesterner who has taken advantage of his central roots to draw from a variety of musical styles on his second release, Prairie Dance Music. Prairie Dance Music is an excellent follow-up to his critically acclaimed CD What You blue About?, offering blues fans a recording of excellent music a hookish lyrics. Juniors Motel Records - JMR 0028-2). With the assistance of twelve different musicians on bass, drums, keyboards, harmonica and backing vocals; Hovey sings and plays guitar on twelve original tunes. Hovey''s lyrics are very original, addressing topics not normally found in blues songs.

Things like cars filled with body putty to hold them together and food choices for a hungry man are among the more unique areas covered in some of Hovey''s tunes. The songs cover a range of styles including roots rock and swing, along with Texas and Chicago-style blues. Juniors Motel Records - JMR 0028-2) "Blues and Love" opens the CD with some nice Texas style blues reminiscent of the style of Mike Morgan and Anson Funderburgh. One of my favorite songs on the CD is "Down the River of Love." The song includes an infectious recurring bass line by Dan Lodden and excellent harp by Mike Glass.

On a CD where eleven of the twelve songs are less than four minutes long, "Down the River of Love" is comparably long at nearly five minutes. It is none-the-less an excellent tune. Another enjoyable song is "Devil in My Pocket," more of a straight ahead blues song describing the devil and angel-like aspects of https://www.tradebit.comiors Motel Records - JMR 0028-2). Erick Hovey is a hidden blues gem in the farm land of the Midwest. On his second CD, Prairie Dance Music, Hovey takes another step towards becoming a more familiar name in the blues community outside of the Midwest. Anyone interested in learning more about Erick Hovey, or wishing to purchase either of his fine CDs, should check out his website at https://www.tradebit.com
CD Review: By Dave "Doc" Piltz DELTA SNAKE DAILY BLUES

"Great release!!
Intense feeling & groove. Kicking off the album with '' Blues and Love'' (one of my all time favorite blues songs - period) connects you with a groove that Hovey has obviously been refining for some time."
Jeff Thornton

"A CD of cool rocking blues by a songwriter from the Midwest...Lovers of rhythmic blues, this one is for you."
Le Cri du Coyote

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