Music Reviews

Kenny Brown

Stingray

Fat Possum

Guitarist Kenny Brown is known primarily as the “right hand man” for legendary bluesman R.L Burnside, but with the release of this solo album, that definition will be in for a revision. Brown has absorbed much in his 20 year tenure with Burnside, knowing when to play it raw, and when it slide it sweet. Drawing on traditional material such as a stirring “You Don’t Know My Mind” or “Cocaine Bill,” Brown seems at home with either amped up electric blues or a more delicate (but still driven) folk style. Backed by Takeeshi Imura on bass and the hard-hitting Cedric Burnside on drums, Brown deserves further attention on his own merits. This is delta blues, 2003. Long may it reign.

Fat Possum Records: http://www.fatpossum.com/


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