LEDFOOT - Gothic Blues Volume One

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Blues/Bluesrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 139 / 4-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Hypertension | Autor: WS

Ledfoot alias Tim Scott McConnell looks like a mixture of Johnny Winter and the creepy butler riff Raff from the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Eye makeup and the snow-white hair support this comparison in any case. However, the native American and election Norwegian means his "Gothic Blues" beer serious. Armed only with his twelve-string guitar, he sets out to teach fear to all non-blues disciples. It begins deliberately creaky and in low-fi quality like an old Mississippi Blues record from the early sixties. Then "I Don't Want This Worry Anymore" changes its face and satisfies modern sound demands. Recorded with a full band this title could be found on an early Led Zeppelin album. Also in "Save My Ass" Ledfoot lets his fingers glide over the strings with all sorts of jewellery and virtuosity. It purrs and slides that it is a delight. Every now and then you hear rain dripping at the beginning or end of songs. Otherwise, the thing is strictly pulled through and also holds the tension. A man, his blues and his guitar. Clear statement.

Top track: I Don't Want This Worry Anymore

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