Award winner Otis Taylor has produced an astonishing album. Playing trance blues (a genre originally from the North Mississippi hill country) he takes a chord and repeats it and plays around with it until you are hypnotised. But there is much, much more to the man and his music than that. He plays a variety of instruments superbly: guitar, mandolin, banjo and lap steel guitar. He writes his own songs and is unafraid to tackle serious social and civil rights issues. This album covers among other subjects the Ludlow massacre in Colorado in 1914 where Rockefeller company goons started a fire that killed 20 men women and children, and the US Government's appalling treatment of black servicemen during the war, falsely described as missing in action.
However, it is not all doom and gloom. There are also delightful songs about love and family.
Otis Taylor will change your view of the blues and may even change your view of life! (Amazon Review)
Once again Otis Taylor delivers my rating 4.50!