Short and sweet is the best way to describe this CD. Only thirty minutes long but it packs a punch. Peach has surrounded herself with an outstanding bunch of musicians. For a live performance it's a clean recording almost too clean. I would have liked hearing the audience reaction to these songs. However that doesn't detract from it being quite good. Actually it's better than I expected. It's has a bluesy sound yet it's still more r&b than blues. If you're looking for the gravelly voices of most female blues singers then this is not the CD for you. There is no appearance of pain in any of these songs. The lighter tone makes it more a dance album than flat out blues but it's a good album and one I recommend for great listening.
Her covers of "Muddy Water" and "I Can't Stand the Rain" are outstanding. Peach's licks and vocals are outstanding on these two covers. Paulie Cerra's sax on "Muddy Water" is the real deal. Cerra's sax mixed with the strokes of keyboardist Hardy Eason brings more of the blues. "I Can't Stand The Rain" a teasing song. Guitars of Delgado and Peach encourage head bobbing, toe tapping and swaying. It's a great dance tune.
A soft rocking beat but not a "rent-a-tile" version that's more reflective of blues.
Paulie Cerra's "On My Way Home" is fantastic. Vocals and sax make you want to dance. It's a catchy tune. The guitar is rich with a slight twang to get you rocking. It's light but not fluffy. It's a tease song that reflects the feelings of a man who's been on the road for a long time and looking forward to getting home to his baby.
"Never Make Your Move Too Soon" musically moves me though the words
are not as sharp. Peach's rhythm section rocks on this one though. Hardy
Eason's fingers dance along the keyboard creating a wonderful dance record.
It's like someone flashing a quick bright smile.
Through all timekeeper Maria Martinez makes one want to dance. This album is good yet much could be done to give it a better blues feel. This is not of the traditional back in the woods, gin joint type blues of the past. It's a more pop/rock/r&b aggregation yet it's a good CD if one prefers a light appetizer.
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