Blue Notes
Can't Take It With Ya
The Hell Hounds
by Don Brown Sr.
The Blues Internet
Las Vegas Jazz n' Blues
Las Vegas Blues
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Can't Take It With Ya

The Hell Hounds (Mike Herman & John Gillespie) are a guitar duo that perform acoustic blues. Their new cd CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YA features a handful of covers and eight hot new songs that could easily have been performed by artists 70 years ago.

For lovers of traditional blues, The Hell Hounds make this genre of music seem new again. "CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YA" the title song fits perfectly with the Sleepy John Estes covers "GOIN' TO BROWNSVILLE" and "BLACK MATTIE". The guitar playing of John Gillespie and Mike Herman has never been better. The finger picker on "GYPSY" is worth the price of the CD alone.

Whether you like traditional blues classics such as Robert Johnson's "HELLHOUND ON MY TRAIL", Blind Willie McTell's "BROKE DOWN ENGINE", or the soon to be classics "DEVIL'S LAUGHTER" and "CONCRETE PILLOW", this CD's worth checking out. Just go to and listen for yourself. I may not have hellhounds on my trail, but now I'm on The Hell Hounds trail.