Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Review -- JERRY STAMP -- Bloodwork

BLOODWORK
Jerry Stamp
Indie
6.5-out-of-10

Jerry Stamp is a prolific musician out of Newfoundland.
I say prolific with meaning in this case with Stamp's hands in five albums in a single year.
Somewhere amid the recording this acoustic artist still finds time to tour including being the 'boats' aspect of a recent Boats to Barley Tour with Nick Faye which included a stop in Yorkton.
In Yorkton it was just Stamp and his guitar and that was just fine for a performer who owes a lot of his sound to folk roots.
Stamp has a sound which certainly fits the notion of East Coast music. There is a high level of reality in the lyrics.
There are several songs here which are quite appealing, including Tonight, Pretty Things, And The Waves Crash … and Stars Don't Call.
This is a disk which requires some listener investment in as much as you need to hear the lyrics to truly appreciate the detailed pictures Stamp paints here.
If you are willing to make that investment, and you like folk-based music, this is one to search out.
Check it out at www.myspace.com/jerrystamp
CALVIN DANIELS
-- Review appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper June 29, 2011 - Yorkton, SK. Canada

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