Title - ‘Lookin’ For Trouble!’ (M.C. Records)
Artist - Kim Wilson
Mr. Kim Wilson is the world's greatest living blues harmonica player and one of the best singers too! On this, his first solo album in nearly 6 years, he rips through a long set of 15 tunes like a knife through butter. He always had a fascination with Chicago style blues and here we get plenty of that. The stylistic changes are effortless and comes totally natural to an amazing musician, with complete confidence and sway. Backed by an essentially young and hungry band, he grips the listener with his powerhouse vocals in a variety of blues styles. Guitarist Troy Gonyea gets a fair share of airtime and the swinging rhythm section led by the fabulous drummer Richard Innes propels the grooves throughout. The Fabulous Thunderbirds' frontman is clearly in charge of this mix of originals and covers, with tremendous harp workouts such as "F Fat", "Tried To Ruin Me" and"Money". Worth of note are the 3 re-recorded songs "Tortured", "Hurt On Me", and "Hand To Mouth", earlier released on the High Water CD, here in complete reworked versions. These blues are sure to turn feet tapping, and should be played loud!!
Reviewed by Nick Gurney