The Rezonators are the blues duo of Rob Clarke and Gerry Norris hailing from London, Ont.
The duo offers up a 14-song CD with Delta Man, with both Clarke and Norris providing vocals. The pair are aided on a few of the cuts by Amiel Houghton. She takes the lead vocal reigns on Blues At Midnight, as well as chiming in on Yellow Dog Blues and the CD title cut; Delta Man.
These guys are veterans of the blues, having met in high school, and formed the Rezonators more than a decade ago in 1996. While together for years Delta Man is the duo's first offering on CD.
This is country-influenced blues, as you might expect from the CD's name, Delta Man. Clarke and Norris do it well, offering up a nice selection of material, some written by Clarke, others by Norris, surprisingly, never teaming as writers. I would imagine that may be their next step as a duo, to pen more material together.
These guys would be interesting to see live in the right venue, a smaller intimate location where you could feel part of the show, and get into the mood these two put forward.
For blues loves worth a listen for sure.
The Rezonators can be found at www.myspace.com/therezonators
-- CALVIN DANIELS
-- Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper Nov 14, 2007 - Yorkton, SK. Canada