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February 3, 2011

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Hey Blues Fans,

We are headed to Memphis on Friday to cover the semifinals and finals of the 2011 International Blues Challenge. We were not sure the weather was going to allow us to make it but now it looks like we can get there for all the excitement.

In spite of the huge blizzard across the whole United States this week, we are told that all but 5 of the 110 bands scheduled to perform somehow managed to get through this weeks epic snowstorm and arrive safely in Memphis to compete for the big prize package.

A new format for the Band competition this year has two days of quarter finals (Wednesday & Thursday). Then Thursday evening they will announce the top 4 bands in each of the eleven clubs who will advance to Fridays semifinals.

Fridays semifinals will be held in eight clubs with either five or six bands in each club. One band from each of the eight clubs will advance to Saturdays finals. These eight finalists will compete for the grand prize which includes, cash, prime gigs at several major festivals and The Blues Cruise and other prizes. 

Look for our photos and coverage of all the fun beginning with next weeks issue.

Blues Wanderings

Here is a sneak peek of our coverage of the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise from noted photographer Marilyn Stringer. Below are photos of Ryan Shaw, Denise LaSalle and guitarist Nick Schnebelen. Nick won the International Blues Challenge a couple years ago with his band of siblings, Trampled Under Foot. He also won the Albert King award for best guitarist that year too. 


Look for Part One of our cruise coverage from Marilyn and reviewer John Mitchell in next weeks issue. STAY TUNED!

In This Issue

Our Blues Video of the Week is one of Sonny Boy Williams titled Nine Below Zero.  We though it fitting in light of the historic blizzard we all suffered through this week.

We have five Blues music reviews this week! James "Skyy Dobro" Walker reviews a new CD from the Snakehandlers Blues Band.  Steve Jones reviews a new CD by Blind Willy. Greg “Bluesdog” Szalony reviews a new CD by Frankie Lee’s Blues Mission. George "Blues Fin Tuna" Fish reviews a new CD by Sabrina Weeks & Swing Cat Bounce. John Mitchell reviews a CD from David Vest. All this and MORE! SCROLL DOWN!!!

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 Featured Blues Review 1 of 5

The Snakehandlers Blues Band - Rock plus Roll

Self Release

11 songs; 42:56 minutes; Splendid

Styles: “Blues Fueled Rock and Roll” and Blues

I’m in the mood for some fun. No, I mean a damn good time. I want to see The Snakehandlers Blues Band live, and not in a concert setting where everyone is sitting politely in nice straight rows. I want to hear them in a rowdy, crowded Midwestern venue where you have to rub against people just to get to the bar. It’ll be a friendly people, get drunk, stomp the floor, dance your shoes off, puke out the car’s back window on the way home good time.

Based in Central Indiana, The Snakehandlers Blues Band is a slice of America. Start with their name, “Snakehandlers.” For me, it conjures unbelievable stories of Tennessee fundamentalists. Then check their song titles: “My Cadillac,” “Slip into the Leather,” “Bad Girls,” “Long-Legged Woman,” and “90 Miles an Hour” – Americana, right? Finally, the themes are the essence of many American Blues songs: cars, women, kinky fantasy, misery, plus, on this debut recording, immoral, rich fat-cats getting their come-uppance (Madoff, et al).

With “Rock plus Roll,” one gets eleven original songs from six musicians with a mountain of experience and an undying love and appreciation for Rhythm, Blues, and Rock and Roll. Songwriter and guitarist Frank Dean and drummer Carl Lo Sasso, both formerly of Sindacato, were the main Snakehandlers’ organizers. Dean brought along Floyd Tucker on bass while Lo Sasso recruited Bob Schneider on keyboards. Cadillac Scott Parkhurst was enlisted for harmonica, and Clint Crabb came on board for Duane Allman / Derek Trucks style slide guitar. Vocals are traded between all but Crabb, and song writing is credited to mainly Dean plus Parkhurst, Schneider, and Lo Sasso.

The opening song, “Bad Girls,” immediately introduces the listener to what the Snakehandlers are all about. The music explodes from the full band with honking harp in the lead. Then the lyrics, this Bad Girl “... screamed just like a banshee / And bit like a borrowed mule / She taught me things I never learned / In any kind of school. ... if it weren’t for bad girls / I’d have me no good times.”

Scott Parkhurst provides harmonica and growled, Tom Waits style vocals on “Ain't Stayin' the Night.” The narrator tells an unfaithful lover that her promises to change are falling on deaf ears: “You got your hand on the Bible, swear you've seen the light. I don't know where you're going, but you sure ain't stayin' the night.” Crabb takes a tasty slide guitar solo at the end.

A slow Blues is my favorite track, “Face Down and Fallin.’” From palpalable misery in the singer’s voice to weeping harp to killer slide guitar, this song will put a tear in your beer.

Ready to Rock? Try the ruckus “Daddy's Little Angel” with guest Gary Woodworth on saxophone. “My Cadillac” is so good one wonders if Parkhurst is on commission from GM. With its call-and-response chorus, the song is American as apple pie and baseball.

In summary: a jealous woman once asked her wandering boyfriend, “What does this other woman have that I don’t have?” His answer, “Nothing, just more of it!” That thinking applies to this Snakehandlers Blues Band CD; you won’t hear anything that other bands don’t have, just roadhouse music with more fervor and gusto.

Reviewer James "Skyy Dobro" Walker is a noted Blues writer, DJ, Master of Ceremonies, and longtime Blues Blast Magazine contributor. His weekly radio show "Friends of the Blues" can be heard Saturdays 8 pm - Midnight on WKCC 91.1 FM and at in Kankakee, IL. To See James “Skyy Dobro” Walker's CD rating system, CLICK HERE

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Colorado Blues Society - Boulder, CO

On Feb 13, 2011 please join CBS for an afternoon of Blues and Heart Awareness at Jazz at Jacks in the Denver Pavillions (500 16th Street Suite 320 Denver, Colorado 303-433-1000) . National recording Blues star, Deanna Bogart is headlining the event. Deanna, the 'Girl in the Band', is a multi talented award-winning pianist, writer, songstress and saxophone player, who has performed with the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise Revue in addition to fronting her own outstanding band. Joining Deanna on the marquee are three extremely talented Colorado Blues bands: Papa Juke, the Delta Sonics, and Eef & She Grooves.

In addition to a fabulous Blues lineup, the afternoon will present valuable information on cardiovascular disease and strokes. There will be an AHA informational booths and Heart Check America will provide free heart scans to emphasize the importance of heart health awareness and early detection. There will also be silent auctions and raffles with some pretty amazing prizes.

The funds raised will be presented to AHA and will go towards public health education, early detection, research and community service. Tickets are $20.

The Grafton Blues Association - Grafton, WI

The Grafton Blues Association & the Cedarburg Cultural Center will present Tinsley Ellis on Thursday March 24 at the Cedarburg Cultural Center. Doors open at 6pm show starts at 7pm. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Tickets are $14 in advance for GBA and CCC members, $15 in advance for non-members and $17 at the door for everyone. For more info visit -

Mississippi Valley Blues Society - Davenport, IA

The Mississippi Valley Blues Society will celebrate Black History Month by bringing Chicago blues guitarist, singer, educator, and actor Doktu Rhute Muuzic to the Quad-Cities February 7-11 for the third of four residencies of the 2010/2011 Blues in the Schools Artists in Residence series. Doktu Rhute will conduct workshops at ten area schools and three free, open-to-the-public performances. He will present a program of music and song that incorporates blues history with the world today. The free, open-to-the-public performances are: Tuesday Feb. 8 at 7 p.m.—Borders in Davenport, Wednesday Feb. 9 at 5 p.m. —Mojo’s in the River Music Experience, 2nd and Main in Davenport and Thursday Feb. 10 at 3 p.m.—Bettendorf Public Library.

The Great Northern Blues Society - Wausau, WI

The Great Northern Blues Society in Wausau, WI will be hosting their annual fundraising event “Blues Café’”, on Saturday 3/26/11 at the Rothschild Pavilion. (Near Wausau, WI)

Performing will be Jumpship Blues Band, 12 Year Old Tallan Noble Latz, Red White & Blues Band, Young British Blues Diva Joanne Shaw Taylor, and Atlanta Based Blues Guitar Flamethrower Tinsley Ellis. The Fun Starts at 1:00PM. $13 in advance, $18 at the door. Bulk ticket rates also available. For more info see

Blues Blowtorch Society - Bloomington, IL

The Blues Blowtorch society present Blues Blast Music Award winners Mississippi Heat for their monthly 1st Friday Blues event at The Castle Theatre at 209 East Washington Street in Bloomington, Illinois on February 4th, 2011. The show starts at 7:00pm. Admission is $10 for the general public and only $6 for BBS members. BBS members MUST present their membership card to receive the discount.

For more information call 309-820-0352 or visit

West Virginia Blues Society - Charleston, WV

The West Virginia Blues Society presents the Charlie West Blues Fest May 20 & 21, 2011 in Haddad Riverfront Park, Charleston, WV Here is the lineup: Friday May 20 - Sit Down Baby, Izzy & Chris, Mojo Theory, Lil Bryan & The Travelers, Davina & the Vagabonds and Joe Louis Walker. Sat. May 21- IBC Band Winner, Slim Fatz, Trampled Under Foot, Sean Carney, Kristine Jackson, Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King and Ana Popovich.  The Charlie West Blues Fest is produced by the West Virginia Blues Society, Inc. and

River City Blues Society - Peoria, IL

The River City Blues Society presents Blues shows during the winter season. The shows start at 7:00pm at Good Fellas Pizza and Pub, 1414 N 8TH St Pekin, IL. Admission for all shows is $4 or $3 for RCBS members. Shows currently scheduled are: February 9th - Gina Sicilia

The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society - Marietta, Ohio

The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society will host the 19th Annual River City Ohio Blues Competition on February 18 & 19, 2011, at the historic Lafayette Hotel in Marietta. Blues Bands and Solo/Duo blues acts will compete for cash prizes and BJFMS sponsorship to the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, TN, in early 2012.

For more information contact Steve Wells at 304-295-4323 or email or visit

Illinois Central Blues Club - Springfield, IL

The Illinois Central Blues Club 25th Anniversary Celebration is Saturday, March 5, 2010, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2200 S. Meadowbrook, Springfield, IL from 7:30 pm to 12:00 am.
Kicking off the celebration at 7:30pm will be local favorites The Mojo Cats. The featured artist will be the living blues legend Magic Slim and the Teardrops. Magic Slim will take the stage at 9:00pm.

This event serves as a fund raiser for the ICBC’s “Blues in the Schools” programs which bring live blues music and oral history of the blues to children and adults in the community. The admission fee is $8.00 for members and $10 for non-members. For more info contact Mark Edmiston at 217-679-0721 or visit

Also BLUE MONDAY SHOWS - Held at the Alamo 115 N 5th St, Springfield, IL (217) 523-1455 every Monday 8:30pm $3 cover. Feb 7 - Eddie Snow Tribute w/ Bill Evans, Feb 14 - Dave Lumsden Blues Band, Feb 21 - Kilborn Alley, Feb 28 - Bruce Katz. 

 Featured Blues Review 2 of 5

Blind Willy - Willing to Crawl

Spec Records

5 tracks

“Willing to Crawl” is one hot and interesting little 5 track EP! Memphis Producer Doug Jones does the vocals, guitars, and harmonica on the CD and co-wrote all the tracks. Other folk who helped write the songs were Chris Anderson (The Outlaws), Joanna Cotten, Tommy Polk, and Daryl Burgess. Johnny Neel is featured on keys; he has worked with the Allman Brothers. James Cook on bass, Derek Mixon on bass, Chris West on sax, Adam Jones on trombone, and backup vocals are by Cotten and Cook.

Two of the tracks have some big-time notoriety. The title track "Willing to Crawl" has been featured in HBO vampire series "True Blood" while "Sweat" was used in "The Dukes of Hazard: The Beginnings" on the big screen. ”Crawl” is a big sounding guitar anthem sort of song, with a wailing six string and forthright vocals by Jones. Neel’s work on keys is an echoing and solid presence in the background and round out this track nicely. “Sweat” takes a different turn, funking it up a bit with the sax and horn and Jones calling to his woman on “how he just wants to make you sweat”. The keyboard sound is more forward and punctuates the beat well.

The CD opens with “Living the Blues” with Jones showing us his ace harp work. The song is perhaps a CCR like piece, with nice little bounce to the beat. Backing vocals are strong, and the solos are tight. Jones’ vocals are understated and a little reserved; he’s not trying to blow you away but he definitely makes a statement when he has to. This track was also featured in the last Blues Revue CD Sampler. On “My Little Feelgood” Dan Cohen adds his guitar to the mix. The track opens with interesting mixed conversational sounds overlaying the bouncing musical intro. The horn and especially the trombone are intertwined in this in a cool manner, but Jones harp solo is perhaps the highlight. Very much in a New Orleans style, this one’s another winner. “Leave the Light On” is the slow number on the CD, with Jones taking the tempo down and selling it well. Neel’s keys are my favorite part of this piece along with Jones’ laid back guitar work.

I was really impressed with this CD and hope that Jones and the band produce a complete CD. Their sound is exceptional, the songs are solid and the production sounds clean. This is an outstanding effort!!

Reviewer  Steve Jones is secretary of the Crossroads Blues Society in Rockford. IL.

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 Blues Video Of The Week

Our Blues videos this week is one of Blues legend Sonny Boy Williamson.

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Sonny Boy Williamson - Nine Below Zero
with Otis Span on piano

This is a video of Blues legend Sonny Boy Williamson Nine Below Zero. This clip is real Blues by a man most folks say is the greatest harmonica player of all time!

 Featured Blues Review 3 of 5

Frankie Lee’s Blues Mission - Sleepin’ Dog

Self Release


Georgia native Frankie Lee Robinson and his Blues Mission inject their blues with a refreshing dose of jazz, R&B and gospel that takes the listener on an upbeat ride. His more than pleasant voice and guitar skills bring Robert Cray to mind, but with more jazz leanings. Frankie switches from jazzy chording to single-string blues runs all within a solo, moving the music along seamlessly, and if I dare say, with a “peppy” and swinging rhythm section. The occasional keyboards of Martin Kearnes accentuate the upbeat vibe. Seven band originals, including three instrumentals, fit nicely alongside four cover tunes given the Blues Mission treatment. The guitar playing is at times familiar and driving without going the “hey look at me” rout.

Enough personal nuances are added to the sound to catch your ear playing after playing. Drummer Alfonso Largo and bass player Kermit J. Maxwell are there at every turn. The soothing vocals lend themselves to the groove-infused music, well showcased on the lead-in track “I’m So Lonely Since You’re Gone”. “Lyin’ Thinkin” is infused with a mellow Robert Cray groove replete with jazzy chording as it comments on life’s hardships. Shuffle drumming propels the title track, along with the harmonica shadings of Vince Alexander. Organ-fueled R&B lilts along hand-in-hand as jazzy guitar flourishes float through the original parable played out in “I Need Me Some You”.

Cover songs here are given new life, as best witnessed in a reworking of Howlin’ Wolf’s “Who Been Talkin’”, reinvented as a mellow rumba. B.B. King’s “Woke Up This Morning” begins life with a syncopated mambo groove and soon shifts into a romping swing workout. Robinson’s playing reveals T-Bone Walker’s influence in his jazzy style. “Five Long Years” and “When A Guitar Plays The Blues” are given pretty straight but mellower readings.

Three original instrumentals shine light on the band’s groove-skills. “Soul Shuffle” sounds like Booker T & The M.G.’s “taking us to church” in a land were gospel-meets-the blues. T-Bone’s ghost once more appears in the jazzy romp of “Blues For C.K.”. An upright bass starts us strolling down “McDaniel Street” and “Bone” once again rears his head alongside the jazz piano stylings.

For anyone harboring the notion that blues music is “downer music”, take a tip and give this toe-tapper of a record a spin and come out a believer. Frankie Lee and crew put enough of themselves in their music to give it a life of its own. Fans of goodtime vibes, Robert Cray and T-Bone Walker will derive hours of listening enjoyment from this offering.

Reviewer Greg “Bluesdog” Szalony is from the New Jersey Delta. He is the proprietor of Bluesdog’s Doghouse at

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 Featured Blues Review 4 of 5

Sabrina Weeks & Swing Cat Bounce - Tales from Lenny’s Diner

Swing Cat Bounce (Canada)

11 tracks - Total time: 42:06

British Columbia’s Sabrina Weeks & Swing Cat Bounce give in Tales from Lenny’s Diner a CD that is elegant, suave and sophisticated as it felicitously romps through jump blues/boogie, city blues, jazz, B.B. King-style bluesy swing, and comes to a delightful denouement with two tracks of contemporary soul and funk styling. Sabrina Weeks has a beautiful voice that is both masterful in technique as well as effectively emotive over a considerable range of feelings, from soft love to breathless passion, from gentleness to anger and assertive determination—all the time kept by Weeks under complete artistic control. She is a fine chanteuse indeed. In her band, Stray Cat Bounce, she is joined by four musicians who each possess thirty years’ solid experience in pop genres, whose expertise fully matches and complements hers. Lead guitarist Mike Hilliard is highly versatile and fluidly proficient both in support and on solos, completely at home in city blues, B.B. King-style blues, lacy jazz, and hard-rockin’ funk, ably assisted by the rhythm section of Bill White, rhythm guitar; Ken Sells, bass; and Ed Hilliard, drums. Additional music support’s provided by judicious use of the horn section of Jerry Cook on saxophones and Vince Mai on trumpet; Linda Kidder, background vocal chorus; Dave Webb on both accompanying and solo piano and organ; and Ken Burke and Jack Lavin, percussion. The East Barnaby Senior Men’s Choir provides choral support and call-and-response on the last two tracks.

Ten of the 11 tracks are co-written by Sabrina Weeks and Mike Hilliard, and possess strongly original and expressive lyrics that are exploratory both in themes and in metaphor/imagery. While the usual themes of romance are touched on fairly conventionally in some of the songs, others explore newer, more uncharted territory. “Bad Boys,” track 5, is a city blues that tells of the relationship of a loveable boob who irritates his woman, then makes it right, as summed up by the refrain, “That’s how bad boys keep your heart.” “Detour,” track 6, is a city blues about a much different kind of bad man, and is the tale of a determined woman finally leaving a physically abusive relationship; while funk-rock “Independent Woman,” track 11, is a feminist manifesto of a woman who was once under a man’s thumb, but won’t allow that with her current man. “Wrath of Mom,” track 9, tells of another side of domestic life, that of the Mommy who’s at the breaking point with her children, and draws amply on Star Wars imagery to emphasize both her frustration and her regaining control, with these driven home musically by a fast, churning, insistent, blues-rock arrangement.

The sole cover, Etta James’s “Something’s Got a Hold on Me,” track 3, while adhering to the basic gospel-inflected call-and-response of the original, does so against an understated musical backdrop provided by the horns and rhythm section, with Jerry Cook punctuating with baritone sax notes and Linda Kidder providing vivid choral response. Tracks 4 and 8, “Thinkin’ of You’ and “All That Love,” respectively, are contemporary jazz ballads about—what else?—strong romantic love; while “Ain’t My Time to Sing the Blues,” track 7, is a B.B. King-style blues swing ably led by the horn section, with felicitous, excellently-phrased being-on-Cloud-Nine lyrics that the King of the Blues himself would be proud to sing. Track 2, “Fingers in My Pocket,” is a city blues of rueful regret built around having and lacking money whose musical foundation is the “High Heel Sneakers” riff. “Spend a Little Time,” track 10, is a contemporary soul number of making time for loving despite other commitments, while the opening track, “Boogie Downtown,” is horn-driven jump blues with guitar and piano solos about being the house band for a fun but poorly-attended gig. Mike Hilliard appears on guitar solos throughout, Dave Webb having a piano solo on “Wrath of Mom” and an organ solo on “Ain’t My Time to Sing the Blues.” Jerry Cook provides a tenor sax solo on “Spend a Little Time,” as well as tenor and baritone sax accents elsewhere, and joins with Vince Mai’s trumpet to create the horn section riffs. All this making Tales from Lenny’s Diner another fine showcase for Canadian blues, this time from the far western end”

Reviewer George "Blues Fin Tuna" Fish hails from Indianapolis, Indiana, home of blues legends Yank Rachell and Leroy Carr. He has written a regular music column for several years. He wrote the liner notes for Yank Rachell’s Delmark album, Chicago Style. He has been a blues and pop music contributor for the left-wing press as well, and has appeared in Against the Current and Socialism and Democracy.

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 Featured Blues Review 5 of 5

David Vest – Rock A While

Criminal Records 2010

15 tracks, 52.46 minutes.

David Vest is an experienced piano player who has been playing since the late 1950’s and is currently based in the Pacific North West. In his time he has played with the likes of Big Joe Turner, Lavelle White and Jimmy T99 Nelson and was co-leader of the late harmonica player Paul Delay’s last band. David has also played a lot of jazz, and some country, in his time so he certainly has a lot of experience which shows on this varied release. On this CD there are four covers and the remainder of the material is made up of David’s own compositions. There are some excursions into jazz, but the core of the material is the blues and there is certainly something for most of us blues fans here to get our interest. The core band is David on piano, Peter Dammann on guitar and Jeff Minnick on drums, bass duties being shared by Albert Reda, Dave Kahl, Alan Hager and Don Campbell, all veterans of the NW scene. On three live tracks there is a horn section led by Jim King and there is a guest appearance by drummer Jimi Bott on one track.

The CD opens with the title track which is a piano-led rocker taking us into Jerry Lee territory. The lyrics are somewhat autobiographical as Dave sings of being born in Alabama and the life of the itinerant piano player. The second track “Blind Mule” is a spoken word story which appears to have been handed down from within the Vest family, a strange tale of a mule that died with its jaws clamped round a guy’s knee! The story is accompanied by laid back piano, bass and drums in a jazzy blues style.

Next up is a short (1.28) solo piano piece of pure jazz entitled “Monklite In Vermouth” (geddit?), but blues order is restored with “Magic City Shuffle”, an instrumental with excellent piano and sympathetic accompaniment. “What’s On Your Mind” is a vocal number that really moves along at pace, with boogie piano underpinning a song in which David seems to have a bevy of women by his side: “I come from Alabama with a blonde across my knee; I crossed the Mississippi, Lord I was feeling fine and that tattooed gal behind me said ‘Daddy what’s on your mind’?”

“Running Partner” is another change of pace, the piano leading quite a soulful tune, the chorus explaining the sentiment of the title: “My running partner, she won’t run out on me, there’s something about that woman, I just can’t let her be”. There are nice solos from both piano and guitar. “Let’s go too far” is another funny song about meeting a girl in a bar wearing a T-shirt with the title of the song on it. This one has something of a 60s pop tune about it, especially in the way the guitar chords play behind the vocal.

“Bad Little Boogie” does pretty well what the title suggests, starting with solo piano before the band joins in on a real toe-tapper. “Little Big Eyes” is a slower, jazzier instrumental before the first cover, John Lee Hooker’s “Whisky And Women”, with Jimi Bott laying down a good boogie beat.

I assume that the live tracks are the next three which all feature the horn section. “Natural Born Lover/Every Night About This Time” have the New Orleans feel that songs by Dave Bartholomew and Fats Domino should have, the sax solo enhancing the medley before a strong guitar solo which, sadly, is faded out. Next up is another duo of songs “I Got A Baby/Rocky Road Blues”, written by Charles Matthews and Bill Monroe respectively. Here the horns are more used to punch out the riffs and the piano features strongly. Willie Dixon’s “It Don’t Make Sense (You Can’t Make Peace)” completes the trilogy of live cuts and makes a good contrast with the other two, with Peter Dammann’s guitar and David’s piano evoking the spirit of Chess. Again, the track is faded, unfortunately just as David says “You don’t mind if I express myself?”!

Nevertheless the quote works well as the next tune is a solo piano piece entitled “Both Hands Blue”, another boogie piece. Finally there is a hidden instrumental track (why do they do that?) entitled “Blind Mule Bluff” which is a relaxed affair with a ‘late night in the bar’ feel to it. Piano-led, with jazzy guitar chording, this is a nice finish to the album.

I liked this album which provides good variety across styles of blues and jazz. David Vest is clearly an excellent pianist with an experienced band in support; recommended to those who enjoy such variety in their diet of blues.

Reviewer John Mitchell is a blues enthusiast based in the UK. He was just back in the USA for the January 2011 Blues Cruise!

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