Kelly’s follow up cd to ‘Old Stock’ that features Jean Paul Gaster (CLUTCH) on drums and Johnny Ray Carroll (WAYWARD DRIFTERS) on the upright bass.
“Bruce Springsteen revisited this era with his recent tributes to the music of Pete Seeger, but Kelly Carmichael has trumped him with his excellent knowledge of the music and times in which “Queen Fareena” is set. His latest release on Dogstreet Records, “Queen Fareena,” takes the listener on a mythical journey on the riverboat named for a “madam,” back in an era where men were men and women were there to please them. It’s spiced throughout with Kelly’s deft acoustic, dobro, and banjo work, and spot-on vocals.”
by Don Crow (NASHVILLE BLUES SOCIETY)
“This integrated approach has rarely been used this successfully. Los Lobos, The Band and Dylan’s Basement Tapes come to mind. This one is highly recommended for those who love American roots music and are on the look-out for something original and innovative, if not new under the sun.” by Terry Roland (TOLLBOOTH.ORG)
“Carmichael shows a total understanding of his chosen territory with a swinging prewar jazz hue, worthy of the Chicago scene of Benny Goodman, that is spiked with stunning tempo changes and dynamics. Music this uplifting and energizing should be dispensed like a tonic to a grateful public.” by Dave Rubin (GUITAR MAGAZINE)