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Johnnie Bassett – The Gentleman Is Back

“Hey fellas, I got a message for ya. Listen up…”

That’s the first thing Johnnie Bassett has to say on The Gentleman Is Back, the legendary Detroit guitarist and singer’s new album — just before he delivers the lightly stinging licks that are his playing trademark. With his voice and his strings, Bassett hints at the rough road ahead but with a warm, mellifluous tone — “a unique ability to combine jump blues and Delta stylings” praises the All Music Guide — that lets you know you’re riding with the right guy.