John Carey - Press Clips

Various Press Clippings

“John Carey almost single-handedly keeps the blues alive in this fair city. If you want to hear the true sound of the New Orleans blues community, buy this CD. You won't just be supporting a group of artists, you'll be priming your next party disc something fierce” CD REVIEW - "New Orleans Blues Reunion" by Robert Fontenot (OffBeat Magazine)

“This man plays a mean Mississippi Saxophone!” ... Junior Wells

“John's passion for the blues & his excellent songwriting & performance show why he is in such demand all over the U.S.” ... Kathy Goode (Goode Media Services)

“Hot for Louisiana" is one of the strongest self-produced local CD's touching on blues themes in recent memory ” ... Scott Jordon; Bluesworthy

“Really wonderful stuff!! John has great tone and nice tunes” ... Lee Oskar

“His harmonica work is nothing short of masterful ... If you want to hear some well rounded Memphis style R&B flavored with punchy horns, great harmonica, a funky rhythm section and passionate vocals, John Carey delivers” ... “Hot for Louisiana” CD Review by Ed Kopp; All About Jazz

“John Carey is indeed the center of the New Orleans blue's universe with his regular Tuesday night "John Carey Blues Summit" at Vics and the burgeoning Wednesday night "John Carey Blues Party" at the Hard Rock Cafe. John Carey has more or less single-handedly created the kind of blues scene he expected to find in New Orleans upon his arrival a half decade ago” ... Adam Cohen - OffBeat Magazine

“John turned out to be one of the most versatile harmonica players I have worked with in years on the blues scene ... He is also great at copping horn lines and playing with horn sections, and he can play a Lee Oskar-like pop style when called upon." ... Spike Perkins - Satchmo.com

“Like Dr. John, Carey splits his musical time between classic Crescent City rhumboogie and brassy contemporary funk-blues, often combining the two with good results” ... Blues Revue Magazine

“He blows his #!%@ off !!!! ” ... Bo Diddley


Review of "Hot for Louisiana"

Carey's passionate vocals are somewhat remindful of Luther Kent, and his harmonica work is nothing short of masterful ... If you want to hear some well rounded Memphis style R&B flavored with punchy horns, great harmonica, a funky rhythm section and passionate vocals, John Carey delivers - By Ed Kopp; All About Jazz (full review).


OffBeat Magazine

Carey's "Blues Summit" Attracts Players From Around The Globe - feature article from OffBeat Magazine (New Orleans), November 2000.


OffBeat Magazine

Carey's strong songwriting shines through his Luther Kent-like vocals ... "Hot for Louisiana" is one of the strongest self-produced local CD's touching on blues themes in recent memory - Scott Jordon; Bluesworthy column (full article).


Introducing John Carey, Sarah Kramer, and John Fohl

John turned out to be one of the most versatile harmonica players I have worked with in years on the blues scene ... He is also great at copping horn lines and playing with horn sections, and he can play a Lee Oskar-like pop style when called upon - Spike Perkins; Satchmo.com (full article).



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