Patty Benson doesn't just sing the blues--she whispers, cries and even belts out the blues. Her vocals ring with confidence and emotion. She's sultry and bold as she spills out her lyrics on each and every song. Patty Benson is from North Carolina, and if you ever get the chance to catch her gig--don't miss it! Benson's album, "2,666 Miles" features a wonderful set of blues!
Benson opens the CD with, "Poor Ole You" which is a fun, up-tempo tune backed up by a solid rhythm section and full horn section featuring Rusty Smith, Scott Adair and Dave Wright. She slides into her "2,666 Miles" as bass player Mark VanMourik and drummer Harvey Mitchell drive her words on home. "Black Cat" features some sweet, tantalizing guitar playing by Roy Roberts. The soft guitar climbs up and down, winds all around Benson's straight-ahead vocals. Benson's, "Single Blues" is a great little shuffle! She sings,
"I got my freedom papers
Just set me free the other day
Now look out you other women
'Cuz I'm free to roam your way."
"All Dried Up" is a classic, slow and sultry blues tune. Roberts' guitar leads into Benson's powerful vocals. She starts singing softly and constrained, then slowly builds up with intensity as she finally belts out her powerful, heartfelt blues. Damn sweet.
Where can we find this CD? Try e-mailing Rock House Records in Greensboro, North Carolina through their site at: www.portmojo.com/rockhouse . Patty Benson writes some great lyrics, and sings with a style she makes her own. Her band backs her with authority, and their album, "2,666 Miles" is a great little pocket of blues.
Rock House Records
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