Make Room At The Table
The JP Blues Band
Label: Midnight Circus Records
Released: July 08, 2013
Reviewed: September 01, 2013
It’s always a special treat at the sprawling campus of the Boomerocity corporate headquarters when a CD of a little know blues band falls into my grubby paws. I feel like I’ve been let in on a great blues secret. I felt that feeling again when I received Make Room At The Table by a li’l band out of Georgia called The JP Blues Band.
All I can say is, Wow!
From the dirty, gritty tones of Keep on Walking through driving rhythms of Day By Day, Make Room At The Table serves up heaping helpings of great blues. Listening to this album reminds me of Cream and Faces, among other great bands.
Yeah, they’re that good.
This disc is chock full of twelve great tunes. Three randomly selected cuts to highlight are:
Love So Cold is the kind of blues that gives the genre its name. Down, dirty and depressing, blues just don’t get any better than this.
Along the same vein is Another Time Another Place. This one is the Boomerocity favorite and is worth the price of the entire CD all by itself.
The Hendrix-esque cover of the Animals classic, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, is a very close second choice as a favorite from this album. Slow, mournful guitar riffs give this tune a whole new life.
Take my word for it, blues lovers, you’ll want to pick up or download Make Room At The Table to add to your blues listening library.