Fingerstyle champion Pat Donohue and swing/blues great
Mike Dowling met by chance and discovered that they had been writing
similar musical cook books. What they’ve cooked up here is an
incredible duo project with both incredible chops and great variety:
slow blues shuffles, hot swing and kickin’ ragtime numbers. You’re
going to agree that it’s a tasty and fun-fun-fun collection.
Deeply rooted in early instrumental blues and jazz,
Two of a Kind pairs two contemporary masters of the styles. Full of
humor and spontaneity, the collection of mostly original tunes captures
the kind of interplay found in a great live performance.
Donohue on a Kevin Ryan flattop and Dowling alternating between various
vintage Nationals and a Martin, Two of a Kind recalls the legendary
duets of Eddie Lang and Lonnie Johnson (and features Lang's "Guitar
Blues"). It is a lesson in effective rhythm guitar, creative melody
interpretation, and stunning soloing. This is a joyous romp that will
leave listeners wanting more.
~ Teja Gerken/ Acoustic Guitar Magazine