Andy Poxon - Must Be Crazy. A 21-year from Maryland with a striking resemblance to Richie Cunningham from Happy Days, but who bizarrely is at best when in jaded, lovelorn,
|Go do that voodoo, that you do . . .
Wily Bo Walker - Moon Over Indigo. Still getting to grips with this one a bit, but interestingly different from the Glaswegian gone down south. Tom Waits-ish vocals, horns, occasional dabbling with synths, and a general sense of the spirit of N'Awlins - possibly encouraged by the glamorous-looking cover pic.
Buddy Guy - Born To Play Guitar. A tiny bit better than Rhythm'n'Blues, I reckon - a bit more discipline and less scrabbling around the fretboard from the current Father of the House of Blues.
Cedric Burnside Project - Descendants Of Hill Country. If you like North Mississippi Allstars, you'll like this - hill country blues from drummer/guitarist/singer Cedric, the maternal grandson of R.L. Burnside, with Trenton Ayers on guitar. So here's a slice of Cedric drumming with his grandad, on 'Rollin' and Tumbling'' to whet the appetite.