Blues, roots-rock and Americana is what singer Patty offers on her fourth album, opening with the tough blues of ‘Is It Too Late For Me?”, with Patty’s passionate vocal performance driven along by Jonathan Sloane’s wicked electric slide guitar playing and a gritty band. ‘Your Love’ continues in the straight blues vein, a fine Texas shuffle with Patty’s voice in a more sensual mood, before veering off into the hard funk of ‘Soul Satisfier’ and the torch-y jazz of ‘I Won’t Let You Down’. The live ‘Open A Window, Let In The Sun’ is gospel flavoured and nicely positive, BB King came to mind on ‘Good Neighbor’, and ‘Radio Song’ would indeed have been ripe for airplay some years back (and probably still is in some areas) – shades of vintage Bonnie Raitt, a lovely vocal and a catchy arrangement with a hint of 70s country-rock. ‘Awesome Sauce’ has a New Orleans beat and a Louisiana feel over a southern rock approach – excellent slide guitar again from Jonathan Sloane. ‘I Hear A Lie’ is a country number, before Patty finishes the set with tributes to two of her influences: Bob Dylan’s ‘Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright’ is reworked (very successfully) for electric guitar, Hammond organ and band behind Patty’s expressive vocal, and Steve Earle’s ‘Let In The Sun’ is a thoughtful and quiet closing number for this impressive, very entertaining and sometimes moving album.
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