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The Homemade Jamz Blues Band

I Got Blues For You

(Northern Blues; US: 9 Jun 2009; UK: 27 Jul 2009)

There are new kids on the blues block, and it seems they’re here to stay. If there was a grain of skepticism left after the Homemade Jamz Blues Band’s critically acclaimed debut Pay Me No Mind last year, a calling card from the youngest blues band to score a recording deal with a major label, it has been crushed by the band’s follow-up, I Got Blues For You. At the family’s home studio in Tupelo, Mississippi, the Perry siblings, vocalist and guitarist Ryan (age 17), bassist Kyle (age 14), and drummer Taya (age 10), along with their harp-blowing father Renaud, play tight, modern electric blues with such feeling and maturity, especially Ryan’s gravelly vocals, that you wonder whether they might’ve paid a midnight visit to the crossroads. Highlights include the strutting blues groover “Rumors”, the earthy juke-joint Delta-country gait of “Loco Blues”, and the funky “King Snake”, which sends sparks flying from its homemade guitars constructed out of automobile parts.


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