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Cool Drink a Water, acoustic world-beat blues featuring blues-style vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, East Indian tabla, and African percussion.

Glen Helgeson: guitar and keyboards
Jim Nance: vocals and harmonica
Marcus Wise: tabla
Marc Anderson: percussion
Enrique Toussaint: bass
Gary Schulte: violin

1. Mary
2. Marketplace
3. Halloway
4. Dangerous Privilege
5. Togo Blue
6. Going Home
7. In My Soul
8. Strange Heat
9. Desert City
10. Dream Like Gold
11. Johnny Too Bad


"These players put to shame all the blues wannabes without compromising their take on the blues, remembering to infuse it with plenty of soothing soulfulness."
Vickie Casey, Star Tribune 6/11/00

"A local group with a global focus...combines Jim Nance's blues-drenched vocals (reminiscent of Richie Havens) with Glen Helgeson's crafty guitar and Marcus Wise's world-class East Indian tabla."
Star Tribune

"A seamless sewing of music genres...the final product sounds like 'tribal soul'-it aches, it bleeds, and yet energetic drumming gives the music an upbeat flavor."
Rob O'Brien, Minnesota Daily 3/16/00

"All three members of BlueBeat come from diverse musical backgrounds and together they create a sound that must be heard to believe."
Katherine Kelly , Siren Magazine

"Propelled by Wise's always captivating percussion (with an occasional assist by Marc Anderson) and Enrique Toussaint's undulating bass, with Helgeson on guitar and keyboards and Nance on fronting harmonica and vocals duties, this disc never stops churning."
James Tarbox , Pioneer Press

"I just wanted to drop you a line or two to tell you how absolutely delighted I was to have BlueBeat Trio here at St. Cloud State University. The feedback was wonderful! The Blue Beat Trio's Passion and presence was phenomenal! People are still talking about Glen Helgeson and Blue Beat Trio... I hope to see you again soon!
Stacy Vee, St. Cloud State University

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