Float Street Music
Union City Blues
"...a refreshing set of front-porch-style acoustic blues..."
Texas Blues Magazine, Dec 2001
This album contains a mixture of classic blues by Blind Boy Fuller, Big Bill Broonzy, Blind Blake, Mance Lipscomb and original tunes by Ed Teja (ASCAP), co-writing with Javaid Qazi and a tune by John Michael Pocock.
"He's not only at ease in all the different acoustic styles, he's also a very enjoyable singer, with a little bit of Taj Mahal in his voice."
-- Rootstown Music Free-zine (Belgium)
Some reviewer comments on Union City Blues from Garageband
"The song (Union City Blues) takes you back to a stoop somewhere in the south, with a dusty road and forlorn character staring out into the distance. Great visual coming from the lyrics, excellent voice for the song.
-- Mike Blackmore, Brights Grove, Ontario Canada
Very Classic stuff. Harp, guitar, vocal, etc. were foot-tapping great.
--Telesareus, Salem, Missouri
Take me back to the Delta! Excellent lyrical content--everything a real blues song should have. The harp player has some good chops.... You made me wabt to go and dig up my Robert Johnson album.
--Soul Candy, Greensboro, NC
Real Blues. Man, I just want to thank you for taking the time to record something authentic. This is greap. Just a man, his guitar and a harp. Wow. Lead vocals are really killer.
--BillyJoe Brubake, Plano, TX
Ballbustin' blues. The vocals sound really good. I wouldn't change anything. The song has good flow and I especially like the harmonica.
--MFnFrank, Buffalo, NY