Catfood Records 2019
Review by David Bowling
Guitarist/blues singer Zac Harmon invites you to a musical BarBQ, southern style. The menu is a healthy helping of modern day blues and superb guitar playing.
His new release, Mississippi BarBQ, will be released July 19. It is his most ambitious album to date as he surrounds himself with an array of backing musicians, who help him fill in the sound.
The Rays, led by bassist Bob Trenchard, are on of the best backing bands working today and they supplement the sound on seven of the eleven tracks. Add in a four piece horn section and you have the makings of an excellent modern day blues album that builds on his vision of southern traditional blues.
Original tracks such as the title song, “Make A Dollar Out of Fifteen Cents,” “Honey Pleez,” and “Smoke And Mirrors” are fine examples of his sophisticated blues approach. Also included is a stunning cover of Bob Dylan’s “Knocking On Heavens Door.”
Zac Harmon’s approach to the blues continues to evolve as he experiments with new layers and textures. Misisisippi BarBQ is the latest chapter in his musical journey.