Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Geater Davis- Sad Shade of Blue
Recorded for a small Nashville label, this Geater Davis gut-wrencher seems to be based on Bobby "Blue" Bland's "Two Steps From the Blues." Yet Davis' convincing performance rivals Bland for passion and intensity. I pulled "Sad Shade of Blue" from a compilation titled Soul Deep that isn't listed at Amazon or Ebay. Fortunately, the song is included on this healthy collection.
Sales of two new releases stood out yesterday. I didn't have any trouble separating the Nine Inch Nails fans from the Bucky Covington advocates.
Your metal band can beat up my metal band: They're not exactly innovative, but I really like the new Chevelle. So sue me.
Kansas City Click: I met a woman last night who told me about John Northern's gig at the Record Bar opening for Bob Walkenhorst. I wasn't familiar with him; he seems to be in the folk tradition of Tom Rush and Tom Paxton.