Lisa Biales review 05-15-12…

LISA BIALES

JUST LIKE HONEY

23 SKIDOO RECORDS

BIG SONG MUSIC

CALL THE FIRE WAGON–JUST LIKE HONEY–SUGAR–GIFTED IN THE WAYS OF LOVE–WHEN YOU WERE MINE–YONDER COME THE BLUES–GYPSY WOMAN BLUES–DAMN YOUR EYES–COME TO ME–PEACHES–GIVE IT UP–BLUES STAY AWAY FROM ME–WATCH OUT BABY DON’T CRY–THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD

 

Lisa Biales has been making music most all her life.  She possesses one of those pure, crystal-clear voices that comes at you, well, “Just Like Honey,’ which just happens to be the title of her latest CD!  This set finds her exploring both contemporary and traditional, old-time blues, interpreting songs written and inspired by the likes of Memphis Minnie, Guy Davis, Bonnie Raitt, and E. G. Kight, as well as her own dazzling originals.

 

Producer E. G. Kight wanted Lisa to get out of her native Ohio for this project, settling on the Muscadine Studio down in Macon, GA.  Her backing band is a veritable “who’s who” of the Capricorn Records heyday, including Tommy Talton, Bill Stewart, Marshall Coats, and Paul Hornsby.

 

The set kicks off with a Western-swingin’ version of Memphis Minnie’s  “Call The Fire Wagon,” complete with a jazzy clarinet and fiddle solo.  Ken Wynn’s dobro and Pat Bergeson’s harp add just the right touch to the sly-and-sexy “Sugar,” while Tommy Talton’s acoustic slide work brings a touch of the Delta to the double-entendre’-filled “Peaches.”  E. G. duets with Lisa on the Delmore Brothers’  “Blues Stay away From Me,” punctuated by Paul Hornsby’s piano.

 

We had two favorites, too.  Lisa was introduced to blues music thru a Bonnie Raitt album, and offers up a rockin’ version of “Give It Up” in tribute.  And, Lisa’s vocal is simply stunning on her read of the E. G. Kight/Tom Hamer talle of how the world would change if everyone saw everything “Through The Eyes Of A Child.”

 

Lisa Biales has had her songs featured on TV and movie scores, and with a set as strong as “Just Like Honey,” she’s poised for a major breakout!   Until next time…Sheryl and Don Crow.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Thanks Sheryl and Don for a great review! I really appreciate the time you took to give the CD – Just Like Honey a real good listen. Wonderful. You are the “Peachiest”

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