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"Stew Moss"

In the Navy, Stew Moss picked up the guitar while waiting for his ship, the U.S.S. Valley Forge, to be finished. That was in 1982 and since then Moss has taken his blues not only to the States, but also to Australia, Hawaii, the Philippines, and the Middle East. This is his fourth release and the first for Grandma Gerber. His previous albums, Going Back to Texas (1995), Big Red Gal (1998), and Ain't Too Fat To Boogie (2001), were independent productions. He is probably the only full-time blues man in Amarillo and is popularly known as "Blue Stew".

"The Monkey Song" is a clever ditty warning of the dangers of getting a monkey on your back. Moss's "Get Back Home" sounds like an old gospel song but it is his own. Moss does a nice job on the traditional "St. James Infirmary". "Until That Day" is a pledge of undying love. "John Henry" is a driving version of the classic song of the rail layer versus the steam drill.

"Love My Baby", a nice play on children's rhymes for a declaration of love. He's not really crying 'cause his baby's gone, he's just "Cuttin' Up Onions". The traditional "That Ol' Gospel Ship" is given a properly enthusiastic rendering. "The Plum" is a clever recounting of the Garden of Eden story using a plum instead of the traditional (but non-scriptural) apple. The topical "Osama Yo' Mama", written in response to 9/11, is an extension of the "Yo' Mama" insults to the Al Queda leader. The song is popular on the Dr. Demento radio show.

Moss is quite a good blues man. He has an appropriately gravelly, expressive voice and a nice way with lyrics, especially those with a comic twist. As a songwriter, Moss has a talent for looking at things from an obtuse, but telling angle. Moss is the only musician credited on the album cover so I guess most, if not all, the parts are Moss via overdubbing, but if not, thanks to those unnamed accompanists for a nice job. This album will contribute to Moss's growing reputation. If you like upbeat blues with a nice touch of humor, Stew Moss is your man. Nice album.

- William Theron Yates

"Amarillos Original Blues Man"

Amarillos Original Blues Man, Blue Stew, has come up with a sharp set of tunes on Big Red Gal, displaying a vivid sense of humor and more.
“Spending All My Time Alone” has the narrator telling himself in the verse that he’s glad to have lost his lover because of the money he’s saving on groceries and electricity then admitting the lonely truth in the chorus. Even when the guitars are electric and Blue is singing about being his woman’s Mack Daddy, these blues have a prewar feel accentuated by Blue’s warm, slightly old-timey vocals and the sly harp and fingerpicked guitar. Hints of “Going Up the Country” boogie and Tex-Mex pop crop up in this intriguing mix.



Going Back to Texas 1995
Big Red Gal 1998
The Plum 2002
King of the High Plaines Bluesmen 2009
Little Green Men 2010



Who is Stew Moss
Stew Moss is a “One-Man-Band” who’s CDs have been popular all over the world. Having a versatile blues voice and a distinctive finger-picking guitar, Stew is a seasoned performer. Add in a foot drum and harmonica you get a “One-Man-Band” show that has been attracting attention for years. Having outlived many music establishments in and around Amarillo, Texas and after outlasting “fly by night” independent record labels, Stew has embarked on a personal project. A follow up to his 1998 release the still popular “Big Red Gal” CD. “Little Green Men” is to be released on the lowercase Records label in March with the working title Roswell Stew.
Stew will be playing at the 2010 Amazing Roswell UFO Festival July 1-3rd in Roswell New Mexico see website
for more info.
What is Roswell Stew?
“Roswell Stew” a humorous look at the UFO phenomenon through the eyes of High Plains Bluesman Stew Moss.
Stew has spent the past year writing and recording new light hearted songs inspired by Roswell, New Mexico and the UFO pop-culture phenomenon. If you like to laugh and you like aliens then this is the perfect souvenir to take home from the 2010 Roswell UFO Festival. Ranging in theme from genetic mutation to alien abduction to extra terrestrial love, Stew’s well crafted lyrics and catchy tunes are guaranteed to excite your senses and bring a smile to your face for years after the festival.