CD review D’Mar & Gill–Real Good Friend
Joining forces as the dynamic duo D’mar & Gill, master Mississippi bluesmen Chris Gill and Derrick Martin deliver a sound like a joyous house party with their first release Real Good Friend. The ten song set of sing along blues is tailor made for good times. Gill delivers fine finger picking guitar and inviting vocals while D’Mar throws down funky fresh grooves on a hybrid kit of congas and kick drum. Cut live in the studio, the album has an intimate clarity that feels as if you’re sitting right in the room. Standout tunes “Maybe Baby,” Harmony Street and “Tore Down,” written by Gill sound like long lost classics, while “Crawfish Boogie,” will no doubt be a new addition to party time playlists everywhere. Real Good Friend is a real good time CD; let’s hope there is more to come.
Rick J Bowen
D’Mar & Gill –Real Good Friend–Airtight Records