Monday, May 13, 2013

The All Purpose Blues Band, Cornbread and Cadillacs

Direct from New Orleans we have today the contemporary urban blues stylings of the All Purpose Blues Band and their album Cornbread and Cadillacs (Catbone MVD5430A).

It's a band that no doubt gets people going live, and they manage to translate that effectively in the studio. They have a soul-blues sound, the main lead singer with a kind of Dr. John/Tom Waits growl to his voice that is attractive.

Billy Gregory plays a pretty wailin' lead guitar that has a touch of Michael Bloomfield, Buddy Guy and BB King, and he puts it all together well.

They play originals that have heft, spiced with a few classics like the Wolf's "Killing Floor" and Sam Cook's "A Change is Gonna Come."

This is one to hear. It deserves your attention if you are looking for some new blues. Vocally and instrumentally they are on it. So go ahead and go for it.

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