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Bert Deivert - Kid Man Blues

By Mandolin Cafe
October 14, 2011 - 8:00 am

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Bert Deivert - Kid Man Blues

Bert Deivert - Kid Man Blues

Blues man Bert Deivert is back with another gem of a recording for blues mandolin and guitar with Kid Man Blues, a follow-up to his 2007 release Takin' Sam's Advice.

Born in Boston, MA in 1950, Deivert grew up in Derry, NH. In 1966 he saw Son House on public television and was so amazed by what he saw that he immediately broke a wine bottle and made his own bottleneck for playing slide guitar.

He has been hooked on the blues and Son House ever since. His road to the blues began then and crystallized on the streets of San Francisco in 1973-74 where he honed his skills, gained experience, and held audiences with his particular music mojo.

Inspired by the music of Yank Rachell and Carl Martin, mandolin blues are the dominant musical style on this project.

Goin' Down South
State Street Pimp
Rob and Steal
Come Back Baby
Kid Man Blues
Keep On Truckin'
Cypress Grove
Diddie Wah Diddie
Death Letter
Special Agent
Nongharn Blues

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Ron McMillan
October 14, 2011 08:27 AM
This is a wonderful album by a mandolin bluesman who deserves serious recognition for his highly individualistic skills on mandolin (and on slide guitar). Every individual track offers a different set of treats, from the plaintive cries from the heart of Death Letter and of Cypress Grove, to the upbeat and infectiously catchy Diddie Wah Diddie and Lula.

About three years ago I had the great fortune to meet Bert at Adhere the 13th Blues Bar in Bangkok, Thailand (the exterior view from which makes up the album cover photograph), and when I expressed my surprise and delight that a mandolin player was among us, he immediately offered me the chance to play his beautiful old Gibson A - one of many beauties in his ever-changing collection. This was a measure of how nice a guy Bert is - offering a total stranger a chance to play his (very valuable) Gibson. I declined the kind offer, but this marked the start of a valued friendship. I'm privileged to count Bert as a friend - and spoiled rotten by having his tutelage, both in person and via Skype.

Kid Man Blues is the distillation of a bluesman's lifelong passion for mandolin blues and will delight anyone with even a passing interest in this branch of mandolin music. Well done Bert.

ron mcmillan
chiang mai, Thailand
November 01, 2011 01:48 PM
Cool stuff! clearly influenced by Tony Williamson; check out Tony's new album, which is also an archival of the tones of 13 of the greatest mandolins out there today!

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