The Beat Daddys general style is Blues - specifically southern rockin' blues.
The most likely audience for this lively CD will be rockin'blues lovers, but because of it's high energy it may appeal to a crossover audience of rock and roll lovers also.
This album was recorded live, and sounds remarkably good with careful attention applied to the mixing and mastering. The material is comprised of 9 originals, with Larry Grisham as the main writer on all tracks.
The musicianship is good. Great rhythmn section, and some mighty fine guitar pickin'. This album is very guitar dominant, but in a good way.
Vocals are provided by songwriting talent Larry Grisham and the raspy, sincere feel he lends to the songs gives a good gutsy blues vibe.
On the whole I thought the song writing skills good, although there is a bit of a tendency to use a similar chord structure throughout all the numbers. This does not, in my opinion, detract too heavily from the overall feel. I particularly liked the general rocky sound of the album. I really love the last cut on the album, "Ruby's Blues"
The simple, yet attention getting little graphic on the CD face itself was pleasing and amusing.A littl bio background THE BEAT DADDYS is a hard rockin' blues band comprised of four experienced musicians in the persons of Larry Grisham - Guitars, Vocals; Harp. Britt Meacham - Guitar, Vocals; Russell Gulley - Bass Guitar, Vocals, Paul Scott - Drums, Percussion. Recently they have been touring the world taking their brand of "Southern Rockin Blues with a Soulful Attitude" to enthusiastic audiences wherever they perform. They have shared the stage with names such as B.B. King,
Koko Taylor, Little Milton and Johnny Winter.
The Beat Daddys single "How Blue Must I Get" from their "South to Mississippi" CD was selected as "hit of the Week" on the nationally syndicated House of Blues radio show.
All of the Beat Daddys CD's feature Larry Grisham's strong songwriting talents as well as the diversity of his musical tastes ranging from full throttle Blues-Rock to haunting ballads. Grisham can whisper, growl and shout the blues as well as play some fine blues harp.
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