Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Whiskey Before Breakfast

Whiskey Before Breakfast is a recording of American guitarist Norman Blake, released in 1976. Norman Blake, born on March 10, 1938 in Chattanooga, Tennessee is an vocalist, instrumentalist, and songwriter. In a career of more than 50 years Blake has played in numerous folk and country groups.

Writing for Allmusic, critic Jim Smith give the release five of five stars, writing "All told, there have been many albums in the folk idiom featuring many a guitar virtuoso, but hardly any attain such a mix of peaceful subtlety and eye-popping intelligence, and Whiskey Before Breakfast will possibly stand as the biggest accomplishment by this master picker.