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"Blues Bytes Review 2007"

Adam Posnak is a singer/guitarist based in the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas. He’s also an artist and makes up half of the roots duo Uncle Cuckleburr’s Champion Possum Carvers. Influenced by his father’s record collection, which contained albums by Leadbelly, Little Richard, Howlin’ Wolf, and Jerry Lee Lewis, Posnak has released Ragged and Dirty, a collection of Posnak’s interpretations of 12 traditional blues songs.??

Posnak recorded the disc live in a century-old farmhouse in the Ozarks, with only one overdub. He plays 6 and 12-string and National guitar with commanding dexterity and his vocals are ragged and craggy, perfectly suited for the material, which includes familiar tunes like “C.C. Rider,” “Fallin’ Down,” “Willie Mae Blues,” “Boweevil Blues,” and “M & O Blues.” The lone non-traditional song is “Obeah Wedding,” which is a pretty smooth fit with the older songs. Posnak plays it pretty straight on these tracks. Though he is playing electric guitar on most tracks, it doesn’t stray or distract from the acoustic origins of the songs at all.?

Ragged and Dirty is an enjoyable, well-played set of standard blues classics and while they won’t make you forget the originals, they stand up pretty well next to them. Fans of well-done pre-war blues will enjoy this set. For more information on Adam Posnak, contact him at, or go to his website,
--- Graham Clarke, Blues Bytes Magazine,

- Blues Bytes


True to its title, the album Ragged and Dirty was recorded completely live, in a century-old Ozark farmhouse. Only one overdub was employed. The instruments are 6-string, 12-string, national guitar and the floorboards. This recording was independently recorded, produced, and released.



Growing up in Macon, Georgia, Posnak was taken early by the diabolical forces of his father’s record collection: Leadbelly, Little Richard, Howlin’ Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis. Following a monastic period living in south Louisiana, a block from the Mississippi River and Highway 61, Posnak now resides in the Ozark mountains of Arkansas, and is a member of the rarely seen, nocturnal, big band/duo Uncle Cuckleburr’s Champion Possum Carvers.