Bluesman Paul Reddick
follows up his highly successful 2002 effort titled Rattlebag
with even better session. Villanelle
has a wonderful down-home feeling and it’s hard to put this disk away.
Ten songs result from a collaboration of Paul Reddick and Colin Linden and five are by Linden alone. The writing is superb and projects a modern mood reflecting pre-war Delta blues. Some tracks including Luck In Love
have a homey country feel and will have crossover appeal.
Reddick and Linden are joined by some top rhythm players and former Full Tilt Boogie
piano man Richard Bell
. Janis Joplin fans have high regard for Bell’s work with the late pop idol.
It’s not often that a CD has more great tracks than mediocre efforts. This is one of them! My personal favorites include Dog Catcher, Blue Eventide, Six Was The Six
and Luck In Love
. The winter holidays are growing ever closer and this album would make a fine gift for the blues fan on your shopping list. He or she will thank you!