Tuomari Nurmio & Knucklebone Oscar 

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BELIEVE IT OR NOT

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Tuomari Nurmio
&
Knucklebone Oscar 

"Believe It Or Not"

Stupido Records 2022

Release date: September 2, 2022

(Finland)

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Judge Bone
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Oskari Martimo

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Tuomari Nurmio

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Oskari Martimo

Musicians:

Tuomari Nurmio (Alias Judge Bone) - vocals
Knucklebone Oscar (Oskari Martimo) - guitar, vocals
Janne Mathlin - drums, percussion
Mikko Murtomaa - bass, backing vocals
Risto Kumpulainen - keyboards, backing vocals
Johannes Salomaa - sax, flute, clarinet, backing vocals 
The Holy Rock Voices Choir – Hanna , Hilja, Irene - backing vocals

Tracklist:

01 Adam And Eve 02:38
02 I Was a Fool 03:32
03 Dry Bones 03:22
04 Two Wings 02:05
05 John The Revelator 02:42
06 Fire And Brimstone 03:58
07 The Battle Is Over 02:46
08 Shadrack 02:20
09 I Believe To My Soul 02:43
10 God Almighty's Gonna Cut You Down 02:58
11 War 03:19
12 Wayfaring Stranger 03:41
13 Down In The Hole 02:15

Listen to some samples
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Tuomari Nurmio

Knucklebone Oscar 

Tuomari Nurmio
Discography

Knucklebone Oscar Discography

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Born in Helsinki (Finland) in 1950, Toumari Nurmio has been an essential musician on the Finnish music scene since the late seventies. Songwriter, guitarist and singer, his music emanates directly from American popular music, country music, folk, blues and rock & roll. The roots music of a troubadour of the home musical tradition. Over the last forty years he has released more than twenty albums, with different styles, rocking out with hard guitars or embellishing recited ballads, producing a change in his sound in the early nineties, becoming more compact and consistent. Since then he has toured throughout Europe as well as being a regular on the Finnish club and festival circuit. This album with Knuclebone Oscar is an opera created in a recording studio in which gospel music disguises as rock&roll and rhythm&blues sprinkles any corner of the album not leaving the listener indifferent.

This guy is a rock & roll animal. Born in Helsinki (Finland), Knucklebone Oscar (Oskari Martimo) started out as a musician in the mid-nineties began as a musician in the mid-nineties as if an appearance by Little Richard and Johnny Roten had occurred in his home garage. His first album "This Is Nucklebone Oscar & His Hitmen" is a collector's item for any fan of electrifying rock & roll. He represented his country in a competition in Memphis, toured China, organized a theatrical show for dancers and is adored by his loyal army of fans who turn out at his concerts all over Finland. The best version of Oscar is found in each of his live performances, a tornado with the guitar and an explosive stage presence make attending one of his shows an exhausting experience. Inevitably it hasn't been chance that has brought him to Tuomari Nurmio together to record "Believe It Or Not" but the respect of both musicians towards the type of music from which they come.

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Believe It Or Not" is an exercise in transparency. It does not hide the will of Tuomari Nurmio and Knucklebone Oscar to play together some songs that they have always wanted to record, a collection of ambitious numbers impregnated with a background of rhythm & blues and rock & roll, styles that have always been present in their solo careers. The random presence of structures typical of rock music does not bother us, which even contribute strength to the commitment of these musicians to return to the roots from fearless, personal and courageous approaches. Oscar is an excellent and daring guitarist who takes center stage only when necessary, but his presence is always essential. Toumari shown effective with his powerful and determined voice backed by effective precision choirs. The set is an album that develops between gospel music, rhythm & blues, soul and rock from respect and demand. Proposals like this are needed to locate covered musicians playing good music without complexes and plugged in.

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09/14/2022