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  • Summary: The second release on Fire Records for James Jackson Toth under the Wooden Wand name sees the singer-songwriter working with a band that includes David Hickox, Janet Elizabeth Simpson, Jody Nelson, Brad Davis, and Les Nuby III.
  • Record Label: Fire Records
  • Genre(s): Country, Americana, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk
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  1. Feb 12, 2013
    90
    Blood Oaths Of The New Blues has us realizing, possibly for the first time, what an amazing, enrapturing voice the dude has. [No. 95, p.61]
  2. Jan 17, 2013
    80
    It brings out the best in Toth both as a musician and a songwriter.
  3. Feb 4, 2013
    80
    Increasingly straight, maybe, but Wooden Wand still possess a magic touch. [Mar 2013, p.79]
  4. The album, with all of its imperfections and warmly textured moments, feels well-worn and comfortable-despite its often acerbic lyrical habits.
  5. Apr 24, 2013
    70
    Blood Oaths Of The New Blues is a compelling argument for the virtues of grasping what's within your reach rather than grabbing vainly for the stars. [May 2013, p.60]
  6. Jan 14, 2013
    70
    The songs take their time but never ramble, as Mr. Toth faces his existential conundrums with something like equanimity.
  7. Jan 18, 2013
    60
    [James Jackson Toth] fleshes out more whiskey-warmed, heart-sore folk with flashes of humour. [Feb 2013, p.98]

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