Terry Quiett review…March 28, 2014…

TERRY QUIETT BAND

TAKING SIDES

LUCKY BAG RECORDS  LB 2014

COME THE MORNING–NOTHING AT ALL–CUT THE ROPE–WHEELHOUSE BLUES–VOODOO QUEEN–WEAK-MINDED MAN–A FOOL SHOULD KNOW–TWO HEARTS–GIMME SOME–I COME RUNNING–GET BACK ON–YOU CAN’T COME BACK–LET’S GET IT ON (BONUS TRACK)

The Terry Quiett Band has not-so-quietly roared its way into their rightful place as one of the premier blues “power trios” on the scene today.  On their latest set, “Taking Sides,” Terry’s scorching guitar and equally-impressive vocals are again joined by Nathan Johnson on bass, and Rodney Baker on drums.  They wail thru twelve originals and one outstanding cover herein, with a slightlydifferent feel as the set progresses.

The title pretty much says it all—Terry divides this album into two distinct “sides,” if you will.  Cuts 1 thru 6 show Terry at his best with his guitars blazing.  Check out the leadoff Hill-country stomp of “Come The Morning,” where he tells a lover to “be gone come the morning,” but, slyly asks her for another shot of that “sweet jelly roll” before she departs!  Mississippi Hal Reed fuels the fire on this one, with his rousing harp.  A down-home groove drives the midtempo “Wheelhouse Blues,” as Terry’s slide does some serious testifyin’!  And, “Nothing At All” has perhaps Terry’s hottest slide licks throughout the whole set, with a fiery, nearly-two-minute solo as a climax!

Cuts 7 thru 13 reveal a more soulful side to Terry’s vocals, beginning with the regret-filled angst of “A Fool Should Know.”  “Gimme Some” is punched up by a hot horn section and backing chorus over Terry’s downright seductive requests to his lover!  “You Can’t Come Back” tells a cheatin’ lover that her ways have done her in, and he’s “washin’ my hands” of her.  This is another one that culminates in a brilliant solo from Terry.  And, he closes the set with a seriously-cool take of “Let’s Get It On,” with Scott Williams’ organ giving it a sweet, Southern-soul groove.

Terry Quiett’s guuitar chops are unquestionable, and the soulful side he elicits on the latter half of “Taking Sides” gives him yet another dimension for fans to enjoy!  Until next time…Sheryl and Don Crow.

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