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JOEL RAFAEL BAND
For almost a decade now, the Joel Rafael Band have been perfecting their percussive folk sound, playing shows across the land and working out new songs concurrently earning a reputation as one of San Diegos best acoustic bands. Their third release, Hopper, blends mellow folk with melodic world-bet rhythms and Rafaels deep, Harry Chapin-like voice. Backed by Carl Johnson, Dan Rothchild, Jeff Berkley and Rafaels daughter, Jamaica (on violin and viola), Rafael sings his stories with heartfelt passion. Along with Rafaels own tracks, they cover Woody Guthrie and Billy Braggs Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key and spoken word guest John Trudell helps out on his own China Basin Digs.---The Album Network
SUGGESTED TRACKS: Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key;
As I Move Along.
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