GuerssenFarm's self-titled album was recorded in 1971 and released the same year by this Illinois band. Private edition, recorded at the then famous Golden Voice Studios. The band, clearly influenced by bands such as: Quicksilver, Canned Heat, Ten Years After, etc., wrote 5 songs of similar aesthetics and who would have imagined that 51 years later their album would be reissued!! In these 5 songs the sound is blues, boogie and psychedelic. The Jungle Song that opens the record is a beautiful slow psychedelic song with nice psychedelic guitars and Sunshine In My Window that opens the second side is also quite psychedelic too, with more rhythm, beautiful vocals and guitars. The remaining three, Let That Boy Boogie, Cottonfield Woman, Statesboro Blues, move in more blues/boogie forms. Black and splatter (in 300 numbered this) vinyl release.
Gary Van Miert is the founder of The Sensational Country Blues Wonders! He is a multi-talented artist and his activities beyond music are many. But we will focus on the musical part of it. His great love is Americana, i.e. country music and gospel. In 2020, the band's debut album entitled The World Will Break Your Heart was released. The Adventures of a Psychedelic Cowboy will be released on 2/9/2022. Here, in addition to the country/gospel origins tracks (you know, it's not one of my favorite genres of music), he also experiments slightly with psychedelic elements. As a result we have some very nice songs like There's a Hole in the Fabric of My Reality, a very tripping sitar song, The Psychedelic Cowboy Song which is psychedelic pop enough that it doesn't stray from the Beatles, as well as the more pop/ psych Airwaves, Life is so Freaking Beautiful and the wonderful Music of the Spheres (again with excellent use of the sitar). In conclusion, on the one hand, we are dealing with an uneven album, but on the other hand, half of the songs compensate us to the fullest.
Psychedelic pop sung by a country voice with nice and cool vibes!