STYLE: Blues RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 111054-18008 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Tim Holden
Blues has always been an intensely personal music that comes from the heart and this is no exception. Kansas City-based Jimmie's conversion and subsequent ministry has provided much experience for him to write from and the passion comes through in the music. Starting with an almost country opener "It's A New Day" with its upbeat celebration of conversion, the styles vary from the power ballad "God Screams" through to the harmonica-laden acoustic blues of "I'll Be Me". The production and arrangements are excellent and work just as well on the full on, full band tracks as they do with a pared back acoustic number. Do not be fooled into thinking blues means depressing either as this album will not fail to lift the spirits and is almost a master class in blues and blues-influenced music.
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