Dave Riley and Bob Corritore - Hush Your Fuss! (VizzTone)
This third offering from the ‘Mississippi meets Chicago’ pairing provides a welcome antidote to those pious and cynical blues purists who continually bemoan the lack of depth in today’s music scene.
Having toured intensively and recorded regularly together for the last eight years, singer/guitarist Riley and harmonica virtuoso Corritore have crafted a more or less definitive fusion of their respective backgrounds and influences, grafting it onto a set of mostly new material which stands up to comparison with many of their forebears.
Rootsy, story-based songs are delivered at a measured and self-assured pace providing a strong vehicle for their individual talents and living proof that the spirit of the blues survives and thrives. Not convinced? Go directly to ‘Baby Please Come Home’, ‘Snuff Dippin’ Woman’ or the magnificent ‘Mississippi Po’ Boy’ to test the proof of the pudding.