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From his album "The Journey'" about the Holy Town of Invergordon. (Oh I Believe In You Believe In Me) 
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Keith Thompson Band - Catch The Fire. CD review

KEITH THOMPSON BAND

Catch The Fire

(DENSITY MUSIC)

There’s no fuss and few frills from Keith Thompson, his rhythm section (Neil Simpson, bass and Roy Adams on drums, borrowed from The Climax Blues Band) and special guests, including Buddy Whittington and the precocious Laurence Jones, on Catch The Fire.

The eighth album of a career where Thompson’s also a go-to session player, this outing has a gritty honesty about its relatively-unadorned content and from-the-heart delivery. It’s gratifying to note from the sleeve that no track extends beyond six minutes, suggesting that guitar histrionics are unlikely, this hint borne out on listening. Although not possessed of the strongest blues voice, Thompson puts as much effort into vocal emotion as he invests in his impressive single-coil attack and, at times, there’s as much honest soul as there is soloing.

‘Crazy’ exemplifies this, building from an intimate verse delivery into a rock ballad refrain, yet without losing the essential melancholic, pleading bluesy edge and never deviating into self indulgence.

The swinging shuffle of ‘Don’t Come Running To Me’, with Patsy Gamble’s sax adding a 50s feel, displays the versatility which has seen Thompson called upon to enhance recordings by, among others, Ruby Turner and Steve Winwood.

‘Paid My Dues’ is also worthy of mention, its riff-based dynamic allowing Simpson and Adams to display their well-honed skills in the light-and-shade balancing act that is tasteful three-piece rhythm accompaniment. And, of course, if you need a slide frenzy fix, ‘Send Your Fire’ is the one, an explosion of Delta howl atop a rhythmic bombast, guaranteed to raise roofs on the short English tour Thompson has scheduled for September and October.

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December 2018
1
Malford Milligan
75 pts.
Life Will Humble You
Royal Family Records
JF,FB
2
JD McPherson
61 pts.
Socks
New West Records
CVL,DHO,MVP,MB
3
Rosanne Cash
50 pts.
She Remembers Everything
Blue Note Records
WR,BP,JSM,HB
4
Ad Vanderveen
45 pts.
I Was Hank William
Blue Rose Records
TK,LM,BM,JB
5
John Hiatt
44 pts.
The Eclipse Sessions
New West
FC
6
The Yearlings
41 pts.
Skywriting
Lonely Sounds Records
EZ
7
Tip Jar
40 pts.
Onward
Independent
FS
8
Nathan Bell
39 pts.
Loves Bones & Stars
Angry Stick Recording Co.
RB,SZ,PG
9
The Brother Brothers
38 pts.
Some People I Know
Compass Records
BK
10
Richard Dobson
30 pts.
I Hear Singing
Brambus Records
JS,NC
11
Steve Forbert
29 pts.
The Magic Tree
Blue Rose Music
PR
12
J.P. Harris
28 pts.
Sometimes Dogs Bark At Nothing
Free Dirt Records
TJ
13
The Bottle Rockets
24 pts.
Bit Logic
Bloodshot Records
GS,PKO
14
Rodney Crowell
23 pts.
Christmas Everywhere
New West
 
15
Christian Kjellvander
22 pts.
Wild Hxmans
Tapete
 
16
Erin Costelo
21 pts.
Sweet Marie
Compass Records
PJ
17
Colter Wall
20 pts.
Songs of the Plains
Young Mary's Record
 
18
The Hillbenders
19 pts.
The Hillbenders
Compass Records
FH
19
Eric Bibb
18 pts.
Global Griot
Stony Plain
 
 
Karine Polwart
18 pts.
Laws of Motion
Hudson Records
HH,KG
21
Carson McHone
17 pts.
Carousel
Nine Mile Records
 
 
Malcolm Holcombe
17 pts.
Come Hell Or High Water
Gypsy Eyes Music
MF
23
Ben Bedford
16 pts.
The Hermit's Spyglass
Cavalier Recordings
SP
 
Craig Moreau
16 pts.
A Different Kind Of Train
Independent
MP
 
David Olney
16 pts.
This Side Or The Other
Black Hen Music

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