Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Guitar'd and Feathered reviewed by Harmonica Joe

Guitar'd and Feathered
Candye Kane
Ruf Records
13 tracks

For those of you who have not heard of Candye Kane, you are in for a treat listening to her new CD "Guitar'd and Feathered." Candye is really a great blues singer and exciting entertainer who possesses a powerful and versatile vocal quality. She hits all the bases with blues, rock blues, gospel blues, delta blues and country blues tunes showing her ability to sing anything. To say that she is flamboyant on stage would be an understatement.

Candye has used some of the best blues guitarists around to be with her on this CD. She is joined by Sue Foley, Ann Popovic, Bob Brozman, Kid Ramos, Poppa Chubby, Dave Alvin and Junior Watson. Candye's road band is the base for the aforementioned guitar players. Her son, Evan Caleb, is on drums which was a good choice, not because he is her son, but because he is a very good drummer. Evan does the groove with great timing and also does good fills.

Bob Margolin produced this project and added his skills of guitar playing and song writing. Candye Kane was the co-producer, making decisions on mixing and choice of songs besides using her talents in writing or co-writing tunes on the CD.

My favorite song would be "Goodbye My Heart." This is a drag down Janis Joplin type tune which shows off her vocal quality. "When I Put The Blues On You" is another tune that Candye co-wrote. With Sue Foley and Bob Margolin on guitars, this tune is a standout.

As I mentioned before, this CD offers something for every blues lover. The whole mix of great guitarists, great tunes and Candye Kane's vocal ability to sing any style make this CD a winner.

One last word, if you have not see Candye Kane on stage and you have a chance to do so, do not miss her!

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