Kari Liston -
Adam Andrews - Harmonica
Jeremy Segel Moss
local Blues trio has produced a great Blues CD companion (carry
anywhere!) Kari Listons commanding vocals remind me a
bit of an early Michelle Shocked or a youngish Bonnie Raitt.
She is able to go from nasty to gutsy to melancholy with great
ease. I could possibly marry this woman on those strengths alone!
No, we have never actually met. From the Blues Standards on
this disc to the original tracks, you are instantly plunged
into the mood of the songs.
Andrews plays harmonica. He does this very well. The rapport
between him and Kari on these tunes is truly enjoyable. Very
clean licks blending into the fills, he is the perfect balance
to Ms. Kari voice. Very steady not walking on any vocals, he
comes on with strong refreshing solos. He could be on the side
of some berm road waiting on a ride or walking home from Soulard
in the rain. His reeds seem to echo the soul of the situation.
Segel-Moss is the guitar vehicle that makes this blues cruise
possible. Providing the platform for Ms. Kari and Adam, he does
well playing his lead off both harp and vocals. With equal skill,
whether it is a traditional Delta tune or some gutsy Urban blues,
he keeps the band moving forward. At times when it seems the
sound is being dominated by vocals and harp, you realize "Wow,
that guitar was in the mix and WORKING all the time!"
appearances on some the cuts offer different dimensions to this
sound. Most notable was Matt Murdick playing piano on 4 of the
cuts. Joining the band for a final jam on cut 13 included Irene
Allen on vocals, Brian Curran on guitar, Sharon Foehner bass,
and Eric McSapdden harmonica.
I really enjoyed include:
"Train I ride" - yea
baby, get me on board that train.
"Meet me out back" -
I love nasty songs
"Key to the Highway"
- The harp on this defines "Blue"!
- Piano and vocals so work!
"I dont need your Blues"
- Hat trick here, vocals, harp, and guitar!
- The harp and guitar work so well on this one. Vocals conjure
up visions of spirits and mojo!
a little Bit"
- Harp and guitar make this one cook!
my view from the Left Coast,
South Broadway Blues samplers are