W.C. Handy Award Winning Harmonica Stylist Jeff Stone's 2011 Gospel/Blues project, 3 Faces of the Blues. Featuring Rev. KM Williams, Charlie Love and Sherry Pruitt, Stone has produced a project that represents and honors 3 different styles of Gopel/Blues.
The first 4 songs, with Rev. KM Williams, represent the acoustic style of blues that originated in the origins of the music, played with an interpretation that could only have evolved in this time.
The second 4 songs, with Charlie Love, represent and honor the Big City Blues sound that migrated and expanded in Chicago, after the migration of the blues from Mississippi in the 40's and 50's.
The third 4 songs, with Sherry Jackson Pruitt, represent and honor Gospel/Blues as it evolved from the days of Thomas Dorsey to the days of today's modern church choirs.
2011 BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR - AMERICAN BLUES NEWS
“The second Jeff in my story but still on the top of my year end list is Jeff Stone for: ‘Blues Album of the Year’: ‘3 Faces of the Blues’. The fact that I don’t write a lot of cd reviews for Ameriblues doesn’t mean I don’t listen to at least two or three new ones per week. Jeff’s ’3 Faces’ disc was a late entry this year but man am I glad I got it in time for this article. The production and time spent in the studio on this record is obvious, this is no ‘pro-tools’ production and every song proves that there is simply no substitute for a top flight recording studio and personnel who know what they’re doing. Add that to the line-up of talent on this record and what you get is in my opinion, Grammy material. I won’t write my ’3 Faces’ review here but watch for it coming to our pages in early 2012 and watch for Jeff out there promoting this record, he’ll blow you away like no other can. ”
Casey Reagan - American Blues News (Dec 18, 2011)