Entertainment Weekly - p.84
"With a voice that's retained much of the grainy warmth of his youth, DiMucci pumps new life into genre warhorses..." -- Grade: A-
Uncut - p.74
"[T]he Cash/Rubin-style back-to-basics approach is perfect for a still robust talent."
Living Blues - pp.72-73
"[H]e makes this project work by treating the material with feeling and never forgetting that the music is meant for dancing."
The one-time doo-wop and rock-&-roll star Dion DiMucci has proved to be one of the most enduring of the genre's original pioneers, surviving numerous shifts in musical fashion over a career that has spanned six decades. This stripped-down Grammy-nominated production finds the singer going back to his pre-rock-&-roll roots, singing songs by Robert Johnson, Willie Dixon, and Hank Williams, among others, accompanied only by his own guitar and tasteful percussion.