In The Dog House
Mike Osborn Label 2015
Review by David Bowling
Mike Osborn is a no-nonsense blues guitarist and vocalist whose sound also travels in a country and rock direction upon occasion. Now he has returned with his latest album titled In The Dog House.
He has a soulful voice that fits the blues well and is able to trade licks with the best blues guitarists. Producer Alan Mirikitani and his songwriting partner Dennis Walker composed 7 of the 11 tracks. It the three tracks that he wrote that are highlights. “Love vs Ego,” “In The Doghouse,” and “Veterans Song” all have a personal nature, which is at the heart of the blues, and each finds him invested. Hopefully an entire album of his compositions will follow sometime in the future.
Mike Osborn is a blues musician who continues to evolve and In The Dog House is a nice stop in that journey.