JOHN BRANSTON -- The
Memphis Flyer - September 25, 2003
Best of Mississippi -- Class of ‘03
...The best CD
produced by a Mississippi artist this year
is Part Four of Angels on the Backroads by brothers Eddie and Frank Thomas of Iuka. The
Thomas brothers (AngelsOnTheBackroads.com) spent eight years
researching, performing, and producing their 65-song ode to Highway 61
and its blues and jazz artists -- from the roof of the Falls Building
in Memphis to the loft of St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square in New
Orleans. Eddie plays guitars, trumpet, and piano while Frank
produces and records, often literally from the side of the road.
The guitar finale, “Sweet Hour of Prayer,” which was
featured on National Public Radio, is haunting.
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