Jim Pharis - Having a Ball
~ CD Review ~
Sep 10, 2013
This is a homespun CD with home-style finger pickin’ and singin’. Just Jim and his guitar. His songs would go over really big with country folk – I can imagine him sitting with a bunch of guys, passing around a pint of rot gut and jamming the night away. (Or, if Jim doesn’t do John Barleycorn, then a pot of really strong coffee with chicory instead!)
The lyrics are folksy – he does mighty fine pickin’ and he has a jolly sense of humor – you can hear the Louisiana-Bluesiana influences. You can smell the Jumbalaya, you can hear the crickets singin’, you can see the gators grinnin’.
“Bare-ass Boogie” and “Knot-Headed Woman” are humorous little jaunts into the realm of silly.
“The Cure” is a real purdy instrumental piece, played in an open G with a slide guitar.
“Lazy Sunday Morning” was composed for his wife. A true ballad of love:
“It’s a lazy Sunday morning,
Press photo used by permission of jimpharis.com
Kimmy Sophia Brown has loved humor and music and freedom for as long as she can remember.She is especially passionate about the environment and caring for animals.
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