Sparse but stirring, Devil is an album to bring sinners into the fold.
Though bluesman Lurrie Bell has built a career out of playing the Devil’s music, the Chicago native has decided to take us to the church. At the ripe age of 53, Bell delivers with The Devil Ain’t Got No Music, a collection of gospel songs brought to life with Bell’s classic Chicago blues sound. Despite the presence of heavenly songs like “It’s a Blessing” and “Peace in the Valley”, Bell’s never quite as saintly as he’d have us think. There’s something about his heavy, fearsome croon that always sounds more than a little sinful. Sparse but stirring, Devil is an album to bring sinners into the fold.