Tas Cru review…June 8, 2018….

TAS CRU

MEMPHIS SONG

SUBCAT RECORDS  0118

HEAL MY SOUL–MEMPHIS SONG–FOOL FOR THE BLUES–GIVE A LITTLE UP–DADDY DIDN’T GIVE YOU MUCH–HAVE A DRINK–THAT LOOK–ONE EYED JACK–QUEEN OF HEARTS–DON’T LIE TO THAT WOMAN–FEEL SO GOOD–CAN’T GET OVER BLUES

Guitarist/vocalist/composer Tas Cru is a consummate blues poet, creating natural hooks in his songs with ease.  For him, it’s always been about the songs, and his latest release, for Subcat Records, entitled “Memphis Song,” is a shout-out to one of his (and our) favorite cities, the Blues Mecca for fans and artists alike.  All twelve cuts are originals, two co-written by Tas and duet vocalist and vocal arranger Mary Ann Casale.

The fun begins down at the Church of the Blues, where, whether you’re down at the river, out on the ocean, or up on the mountain, you’re never too far away for the music to “Heal Your Soul,” which features Dick Earl Ericksen on the harp.  The title cut is the Siren’s call to “come on home and sing your Memphis Song,” to all those captivated by this beautiful music, and piano is courtesy of Victor Wainwright, and slide guitar is from Pat Harrington.  A funky duet with Mary Ann seems to have the answers to all of society’s problems, if we’d all be able just to “Give A Little Up, everybody give a little.”

We had two favorites, too.  You can tell your woman her “behind is too big,” and even “steal money from her purse,” as long as you don’t commit the Eighth Deadly Sin—“Don’t You Lie To That Woman–you won’t live long!”  And, a shot of piano-rockin call-and-response boogie-woogie tells us all to “raise a glass and Have A Little Drink to the blues!”

With Tas Cru, you can always count on killer songs and a good time to be had by all.  So, let the good times roll, drink it by the gallon or drink it by the quart, and always sing your “Memphis Song!”   Until next time…Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues Society.

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