San Francisco Bay Area based slide virtuoso Dennis Johnson [and] The Mississippi Ramblers with Tim Metz (drums), Jonathan Stoyanoff (bass) and Craig Long (co- producer / keyboard) explore the roots of blues, Americana, rock and folk, and even make trips to the Latin music scene. With his inspirational vocals, the opening song 'Walkin Blues' is immediately a snap in size. The tight backing and Dennis' guitar follow the rhythmic initia of the blues rocktunes. In Latin cascara influenced Timbale, his guitar is at a very high level. The ballad 'Faith' is a wonderful poetry, and then the swinging piano and guitar boogie 'Fillmore Street' must rock the revue. The acoustic 'That Way No More' claims some folk arrangements and flows right into the Mississippi Delta composition of 'Valley Of Love'. Back to the Delta and the sultry porch of a juke joint for 'My Love Is Here For You'. After the heavenly Southbound Train, Johnson again draws all the registries open in the closing 'Revolution'.
The diversity in the album 'Rhythmland' is again of a very high level! (4.5)