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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Susan Williams & the Wright Groove - It's About Time - New Release Review

I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, It's About Time, from Susan Williams & The Wright Groove and they lay down a blend of ballads, shuffles and R&B tracks. opening with bluesy ballad, Tell Me You Love Me, vocalist Susan Williams leads the way and plays bass. Mike Gallemore fits in some real nice guitar phrases backed by Darryl Wright on bass, Rob Davis on drums and Mike Cruse on keys. On R&B track, Loving You From A Distance, Gallemore plays a nice melodic guitar solo and with a really memorable melody, scores the best radio track for the release. Shuffle track, Shame On You has a cool pace and with nicely blended lead and backing vocals and flowing blues guitar soloing by Gallemore has a kind of BB King feel and features a cool bass solo by Wright. Cool rocker, You've Got Another Thing Coming has a light funky beat with a great bass line a rowdy solo and cool guitar accents.  Please Come Back To Me is my favorite track on the release with strong R&B cues back to Ray Charles and excellent blues phrasing by Gallemore. Wrapping the release is Too Little, Too Late with a light bluesy swing. Williams vocals are solid and Gallemore's guitar lead cool, laid back and interesting. This is a solid closer for a cool release. 

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Matt Andersen - Halfway Home By Morning - New Release Review

I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Halfway Home By Morning by Matt Andersen and it's quite cool. Opening with solid R&B style track, What Would Your Mama Say with a great melody, super rhythm, and featuring Andersen on lead vocal and guitar, Steve Dawson on guitars, Mike Farrington, Chris Gestrin on keys, Jay Bellerose on drums and the fabulous McCrary sisters on backing vocals. Excellent opener. Free Man is even a little swampier with solid sax by Jim Hoke, trombone by Charles Rose and Steve Hermann on trumpet. Give Me Some Light is likely the radio track from the release with excellent lead vocal and John Hiatt like feel. Everything just clicks on this track. A driving beat and a funky rhythm really makes Gasoline stand out as one of my favorites. It's got everything including punchy horns, great drums, hot slide, great lead vocals and super backing vocals. Excellent. Powerful ballad, Been My Last has rich lyrics and a strong melody. Andersen really does a nice job to maintain his vocal strength on a sensitive track and Dawson's pedal steel work gives it a country flavor. Wrapping the release is Quarter On The Ground, a strong acoustic ballad with excellent vocal blending between Andersen and the McCrary sisters. This is a very solid release with a lot of rich music. 

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