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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Miss Bix & The Blues Fix - We Don't Own The Blues - New Release Review

I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, We Don't Own The Blues, Miss Bix & The Blues Fix and it's slinky cool. Opening with Follow Me Down, a blues based rocker, Miss Bix (Leslie Bixler) has a casual singing style over an equally cool, swampy rhythm. With Ralph carter on bass and guitar, JT Thomas on B3, Brian Calway on harmonica and Gary Mallaber on drums, this is a memorable opener. Another swampy track in the vein of Tony Joe White, If You're Doing What I'm Thinking, has a real funky rhythm with Franck Goldwasser laying down some real nice lead guitar and RJ Mischo on harmonica. Low slung Voodoo Man digs down in the blues with solid vocals,  a droning bass line by Carter and Goldwasser's lead guitar playing is tops. Straight up rocker, You're A Child is built over a Jimi Hendrix kind of framework but filled out nicely with lush vocals by Bix and Chad Smith's drumming is tops. Wrapping the release is ballad, All The Time, featuring Bix solid vocals over a sparse backing by Carter. This is a interesting release with solid bones. 

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