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Friday, June 21, 2024

Roots RX Records artist: Jack's Waterfall - Call Dr. John American Roots Project II - New Release Review

 I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Call Dr. John American Roots Project II, by Jack's Waterfall,  and it's an interesting mix of pop, blues, jazz, folk and pure New Orleans. Opening with strutting, Call Dr. John, with Jack Licitra on piano and lead vocal, joined by Amy Correia, Mark Carpentieri on drums, Michael Blake on sax, and Al Levy on bass. Solid opener. Maria Muldaur leads the way on lead vocal on New Orleans juiced, Piano Player's Heaven with Licitra on accordion and piano, Jules Radino on drums, and a solid bass line by Al Levy. Contemporary pop oriented track, Bella, should garner strong radio play with cool vocals by Licitra and a tight rhythm by Carpentieri. On Dr. John's How Come My Dog Don't Bark, Licitra does a total rearrangement which is interesting, featuring cool, story telling style vocal pattern, rolling piano and some really sassy sax from Michael Blake. Wrapping the release is simple pop track, I Got You, featuring Licitra on piano and vocal. This track has a solid melody and a cool closer for an interesting release. 



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Thursday, June 20, 2024

Rene' Huard Project - Blues Calling - New Release Review

 


I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Blues Calling, from Rene' Huard and it's a contemporary blues rocker. Opening with Hard Times, an up tempo rocker, Rene' Huard on lead vocal and harmonica sets a strong pace. HIs vocals are clear and his harmonica rich and melodic. Joined by Jack de Keyzer on guitars, Alec Frazer Jr. on bass, Al Cross on drums, Eric Lambier on keys and Richard Thornton on percussion, this is a cool opener. Blues based rocker, Demolition Man, has a real nice feel with a great rhythm. Huard's vocals are really strong and his harmonica work pure. With a fluid yet understated guitar solo by de Keyzer, a perfect radio track. With it's traditional blues groove, I really like I Do, featuring Huard's vocal and super harp work over a grinding rhythm and flaming lead guitar by de Keyzer. With it's seductive guitar intro by de Keyzer and smooth melody, Sharp Curves is another track with strong radio appeal. Wrapping the release is Ten Pound Stone, a stripped down blues stomper with Huard on vocal and harmonica working against de Keyzer on slide. A powerful track with a gritty feel. 


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