Sunday, March 18, 2007

Where Are You, Gene?

It sometimes seems like you find out about pretty much everyone on the Internet. But of course this isn't really true. People often fall through the gaps. For example I was listening to Soul Message by Richard "Groove" Holmes this afternoon, and decided to see what I could find out about the guitarist on that recording, Gene Edwards. Unfortunately although his name comes up via Google none of the references provide details about Edwards himself, just his involvement in various recording sessions. He is, or maybe by now was, Canadian, and that's about all I know. That, and that he often played with a rather distorted guitar sound, much to the chagrin of some listeners. Personally I think it's kind of neat to hear something besides the treble completely rolled back sound most often heard with straight ahead players.

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