What They Say about Dennis Gruenling

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“…once more I am impressed by the harmonica’s tonal potential, especially on blues, where Dennis vocalizes emotion strikingly.” - STANLEY DANCE (author of The World of Swing The World of Count Basie)

“Even with most capable pals Kim Wilson, Rick Estrin and Steve Guyger sharing the chores, it’s Gruenling’s blowing that makes for the standout stuff on this exceptional set (Tribute to Little Walter). His command of technique and sense of the groove are ideally suited to celebrating the man who took blues harmonica to the next level…the spotlight, however, rarely strays from Gruenling and, with his chops, it’s well deserved.” - JAZZ & BLUES REPORT

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“New Jersey’s Dennis Gruenling has clearly done his blues harmonica homework. Part Sonny Boy acoustic, part Little Walter electric, part George “Harmonica” Smith chromatic, Gruenling has the chops to play the real deal swingin’ Chicago styled blues…the future of the blues is in good hands.” - ART TIPALDI/BLUES REVUE

“…it’s Gruenling’s massively-toned harmonica that will have many listeners shaking their heads and running for their Little Walter records. He matches Walter’s brilliance and sounds like an extension of the master without leaning on note-for-note recreations…he gets the deep, rich and powerful sound many strive for and miss.” - BIG ROAD BLUES

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“He swings, he plays musically, he fronts a HOT band – and best of all – he has a deep, rich sound you can get lost in!” - KIM FIELD (author of Harmonicas, Harps, and Heavy Breathers)

“Only a few are endowed with the talent to play this kind of music at this high a level on a harmonica…I personally believe you can add Dennis Gruenling to that short list.” – DELTA SNAKE BLUES

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“Dennis Gruenling  is a leading light among the new generation of blues harp players….with a new recording and a long promising career ahead of him, Gruenling stands poised to  claim a spot in the pantheon of blues harp greats.” – BLUES  REVUE MAGAZINE

“…if you miss the harp player, don’t say I didn’t tell you! Unique harp application, phrasings, and a real jazzy feel when you’re least expecting it. Gruenling & jump Time have got it movin’ and groovin’, blending jump & blues.” – BIG CITY BLUES

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“Dennis Gruenling is one of the hottest young blues harmonica players on the scene today…Gruenling’s unique horn-like tone is born from the influence of the classic jazz players, as was Walter’s, yet Gruenling is no imitator. He’s created a rich, exciting style all his own that has found him being named “Best Modern Blues Harmonica Player” by Real Blues Magazine for three years running… this is one of the finest all out harp sessions” – ROB’S BLUES

“Coming up with ‘something new’ in the blues is a difficult task for harp players if you want to show respect for the roots…Dennis has achieved that special balance…swinging and jumping blues at its best.” – CROSSCUT/GERMANY

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“…Gruenling’s horn-like tone and swooping riffs reflect the influence of Little Walter’s style…there’s no question Gruenling has the talent, the chops and the experience to do justice to the legendary harp virtuoso’s songbook. Highly recommended.” – KAREN HANSON/TODAY’S CHICAGO BLUES

“Gruenling is a spectacular harmonica player, easily one of the best recording today, and proves to be an accomplished composer, arranger, and producer as well …Dennis Gruenling is a name you’ll be hearing about  more in the future.” - BLUES BYTES

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