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PETER DONEGAN —SUPERMAN (Self-Released) 5 track EP



Peter Donegan has a great deal to live up to, since his father Lonnie Donegan ignited popular music in the UK. It was Lonnie and the short-lived skiffle period that opened the way, for a more progressive thinking regards music. He may not have been the finest of vocalists per se, but in blending of folk, blues and country music Donegan moved mountains. He prompted young aspiring musicians of the late 1950s, and more critically the 1960s search out the likes of Woody Guthrie, The Carter Family and Ledbelly and their peers.


As for Peter Donegan, he steps up to plate and measures up well. He is a fine songwriter and vocalist, and with the album recorded in Nashville and session players from Music City in support one could not wish for a finer produced (Pete Young, Donegan) record. Though raised in part in America and Spain he also has strong affiliations with the UK. 


Opening with “Superman” Donegan sets out his stall, because far from it being a novelty song like all the rest it carries a message, and with his relaxed vocals it hits the spot. “I’m Yours” the following cut, it is a measured piece and has in the superb restless ode “Ode To A Friend” a good partner. Talking ‘bout them, partners Peter has a few on the record. By way of pickers Young (drums, percussion), Bob Williams (electric guitar, Dobro, mandolin), Michael Lusk baking vocals), David M. Santos (bass), John Henry Trinko (piano, Hammond organ), Michael Meadows (synth), Tim Galloway (banjo) and Bob Hatter (acoustic guitar) to go with his own acoustic guitar, and with his tempered vocals living the lyric Donegan has come a long way since I first heard him. “Little Man” with its autobiographical lyrics is a song a great many can identify to, and it shows you don’t have to sing about beer, pick-up trucks, and partying with pretty young women to connect with people. Albeit, Donegan does venture down south and into American southern rock for the flag supporting “Shakin’, and quote a phrase or two accustomed to Hank Williams Jr. And why not, because he is real good ol' boy. 


                                                        Maurice Hope     

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