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First Law of the Land - If Broken, Return to Maker

First Law of the Land - If Broken, Return to Maker

By Billy Joe Green

Saturday, November 1, 2008
Billy Joe Green and Paul James
Paul James Studio
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Billy Joe's latest full length album features eleven original tracks produced and mixed by Billy Joe Green and Paul James. Engineered and tracked by Paul James. Album includes a DVD presentation about Tribal Law.


Billy Joe Green comes from a good lineage. Charlie Christian, the first great guitar soloist, said something to the effect that it was what you didn’t play that was important, that music had to breathe. The great blues guitarists that followed – Muddy, Lightnin’, B.B. – knew this and played it. Green, an aboriginal out of Northern Ontario, is the next great guitarist who follows the edict that Christian set. His guitar rips across tracks of blues, country and ‘60s rock on this release, and he does so distinctively – applying a Red tinge to the blues. Just listen to the honky-tonk of “Red Road.” As they used to say in the ‘60s, this is good shit, man. Listen.

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