Monday, May 6, 2024

Cedar County Cobras - Homesick Blues - New Release Review


I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Homesick Blues, from Cedar County Cobras, and it's a cool, laid back rural folk style album. Opening with Utah, Tom Spielbauer on vocal and guitar is joined by April Dirks on vocal and upright bass thumping a two stepping blues. With dobro resonator style guitar and slide, and the thump of the standup, this is a solid opener. Dirks really brings Long Time Gone to life with addition of her mandolin and her own blending on lead vocal with Spielbauer's vocals and guitar this is a perfect blend of bluegrass and country blues. My favorite track on the release is a cool take on Son House's Walkin Blues. Spielbauer digs in nicely on electric guitar with a slow intro, and building a modern blues rocker from the the addition of drums and vocal, with driving bass lines from Dirks. Another modern blues rocker, Voodoo Doll has strong drive and a hill country style. Very nice. Wrapping the release is title track, Homesick Blues with a a tight bottom and jangly guitar rhythm. If you like your blues rural, ragged and potent, this may be your ticket. 

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