|“Top 10 ‘Best Blues’ Albums of the Year...” —MOJO Magazine
Mark Lemhouse’s debut release delivers string-strangling, gut-rocking blues ecstasy. Lemhouse reaches into a wicked toolbox — containing resonator chainsaw, electric tube-amp machete, and bottleneck auger — to uproot blues tradition with a vandal’s glee.
Recorded to analog tape with vintage mics at Easley/McCain Studios in Memphis, Big Lonesome Radio has a gritty feel that’s more akin to a Howlin’ Wolf or Jimmy Reed than a young man playing the blues in the 21st century has a right to sound.
Melding together influences from Delta blues, Piedmont rag-style forms, and North Mississippi trance blues, Lemhouse’s notes come across like crackling radio transmissions from a time gone by.