10 tracks of premium-grade raw acoustic blues, recorded live in the studio in one morning with no overdubs. Jon Van Gowler - Acoustic guitar, vocals on track 6. Peter Webber - Resonator guitar, vocals on 1-5, 7-10.
reviews for the album
"This is as 'down home' as it gets. You serve your time in a dedicated fashion, polishing your musical skill as buskers, then realise when the accolades pile up, that it's time to go into the studio. This impressive acoustic duo, Mojo Hand, are Jon Van Gowler and Peter Webber, doing what all true blues aficionado performers do - taking the classic blues and making it their own. Recorded in one take in February this year Mojo Hand give us the blues gems, 11 songs including Wolf's Killing Floor, Robert Johnson's Stop Breaking Down and Ramblin' On My Mind, as well as Wilbert Harrisons's Let's Work Together and Fred McDowell's Highway 61. On acoustic and resonator guitars, they play like a dream, and judging by those aforementioned accolades, e.g BBC 6 Music's Tom Robinson on Peter Webber; "a killer slide guitarist who obviously knows his way round the frets like most of us know our front garden" and Acoustic Magazine; "a rolling acoustic firestorm", then you'll know what to expect and you'll not be disappointed. The success of this CD could lead to an intended follow-up of original material, so support Mojo Hand - they're a worthy blues cause indeed."
- Blues Matters magazine issue 104
"Now here’s a rather nice CD from a duo based around the Bristol area of the UK, which has some form for “country blues” revivalists. Peter Webber (resonator guitar and most of the vocals) and Jon Van Gowler on acoustic guitar and one vocal work through a programme of mainly Mississippi blues (Patton, R. Johnson, Skip James, Fred McDowell) plus sounds of some post-war Chicago transplants – Muddy, Elmore and The Wolf - with both skill and enthusiasm... Definitely worth a listen."
- Blues & Rhythm magazine