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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Review: Severn Records to release "Evening" by Sugar Ray & the Bluetones on 10/18/11!

I just received and have been listening to the new Sugar Ray release. It's really good. I really should say I got it last week and have been listening to it for a few days. Sugar Ray has a great command over the harp. This band is really tight and listening to it all day is a pleasure. Oh, and Monster Mike Welch covers the guitars like yu would expect from a seasoned pro!

Many have long celebrated the fact that this dyed-in-the-wool bluesman has never been one to give in to fads, excesses or over-the-top antics. Sugar Ray sings, plays and writes from his heart. This is apparent on Evening which also reunites Sugar Ray & the Bluetones with guitarist Monster Mike Welch for this set of Chicago Blues. Whether it's Johnny Young's "I'm Having A Ball," Otis Rush's "You Know My Love" or any number of the superbly crafted originals, Sugar Ray delivers - as do the Bluetones on this their 5th album for Severn Records! Track Listing: 1) I'm Having A Ball2) Hard To Get Along With3)You Know My Love 4) Dear John 5) I Like What You Got 6) Too Many Rules And Regulations 7) Dancing Bear 8) Evening 9) I Came Down With The Blues 10) (That's Not Yet) One Of My Blues 11)I'm Certain That I'm Hurting 12) XO US Street Date: 10/18/11

This is a cool recording.


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