Any Distraction'll Do

by Mokai

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    Mokai’s second studio album is a gem of mature songwriting and breathtaking performances.

    Produced together with veteran engineer and master bassist, Jon Evans (Tori Amos) and including drums by John Hanes (Tom Waits) along with acoustic bass by Evans, this album highlights Mokai’s wide-ranging imagination and artistic moods.

    Featuring excellent fingerstyle guitar by Mokai, the album includes songs overflowing with intriguing lyrics, a couple of traditional folk-blues given the Mokai treatment, two instrumental solo guitar pieces, and a special recording of a song with lyrics taken from the writing of Jack London.

    The CD is beautifully presented with lush photography by art photographer Michael Rauner, in an earth-friendly packaging, included a recycled plastic tray.

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Any Distraction'll Do is Mokai’s epic independent album.
With lovingly recorded acoustic instruments by engineer and acoustic bassist Jon Evans' (Tori Amos), this diverse collection of intriguing songs offers a journey from the roots of folk-blues, on the road to modern guitar. Solid songwriting, traveling on classy, relaxed vocals perfectly conveys this outsider musician's deeply honest perspective.

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released June 11, 2011

All songs Words & Music by Mokai except where noted.
vocals & acoustic fingerstyle, slide and flatpick guitar, autoharp: Mokai
acoustic bass: Jon Evans
electric guitars: Jon Evans
drums: John Hanes
accordion, hammond B3: Julie Wolf
horn: Erik Jekabson

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Mokai San Francisco, California

Mokai adds a dose of contemporary attitude to roots music. He's known for his authentic folk-blues picking and eclectic originals.
His guitar style and technique were mentioned in the January 2013 issue of Acoustic Guitar Magazine.
His roots sound and original guitar style echoes his deep connection to the playing of seminal folk artist like Big Bill Broonzy and Dave Van Ronk.
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