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Americana-UK - Review: Joel Rafael: Baladista

Simple folk music delivered oh so well

Joel Rafael - Baldista

Joel Rafael has been writing and performing since 1974 although chances are like this reviewer you may never have heard of him. If so this CD will provide revelation of a talent that has deserved so much more recognition over the years. This calming, gentle yet fresh folk sound washes over the listener with the effect of a warm bath at the end of a busy day. There is a general feeling of wellbeing about this CD which is delivered with understated passion and integrity. Rafael's voice has real depth and as a student of Woody Guthrie (having released two CD's in homage to the great man) you will immediately get the style.....

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