Jim Bohn: These Walls Tell A Story 

Can you say "twang" without a nasal tone? Like the tunes on Jim Bohn's new release, These Walls Tell A Story, twang's not always bad. For a singer/songwriter raised listening to Hank Williams and Ernest Tubb, some twang is bound to come through. Bohn is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Wisconsin who labored in relative obscurity for three decades. Since age 15, he's written over 150 tunes, released many CDs, kept up his day job, and earned three college degrees. Bohn n who's been called "The Original Blues Cowboy." Bohn's a self-taught musician who shows his abilities on guitar, piano, and banjo on this CD. He also shows his song-writing abilities in the George Jones-sounding "Treacherous Heart," and "I Never Loved You" which sounds like a classic Robert Cray tune. In "Someday the Walls Will Tell a Story," Bohn closes with the hopeful lines: "Someday the sadness will be broken/someday the wrong will be made right/but until then I'll tell their story/with those who listen here tonight." He finds songs in abandoned towns, roadside diners and trailer parks. He finds hope there too. hopefully you'll find his style of tuneful twang to your liking.

--Curt Nichols

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