Thursday, July 14, 2016

CD REVIEW: TALES FROM THE SOUTH by Black Mountain Prophet




TALES FROM THE SOUTH by Black Mountain Prophet 
(Grooveyard Records)

Whiskey soaked rocking tunes that are well written, mixed  in a sonic brew of emotion making, 'Tales From The South' the sophomore release from the Kentucky/Tennessee Based blues rock outfit, Black Mountain Prophet, a keeper. Jarrod England on lead vocals, lead & rhythm guitar on the right speaker, slide guitar, harmonica and percussions. Bob Watkins (Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies) on guitar, Brian Witty on bass and Chris Hardesty on drums. The new album is drenched in a deep southern fried blues vibe that draws you in without any resistance. It's that type of album one might find in the back stock room of some funky old down south record shop. You'd pick it up, dust it off, put it on the player, drop the needle and hear something you may have heard before. As is evident of the first two tracks, the slide heavy, swamp boogie rocker, "Feel Good Mama", that packs one hell of a bite. Followed up by the freight train rocker, "Lay Down The Bottle", will make you think, wow... i've heard these songs before... but you haven't, but damn, it sounds so familiar. That is the overall vibe I got right off the bat. Other album highlights include the laid back country flavored, "Whiskey Don't Make Me Cry", the down and dirty swagger of "Milk Skin Woman". While "Brandy" has that Allman Bros meets Little Feet flair. "Front Porch Company" is cool as well with its deep south acoustic charm. Black Mountain Prophet really play to your emotions on this effort and after playing the album through you are thinking: wow that blew me away, I need to play this again! The sound fits the songs perfectly.  All told, if you like no-nonsense blues based rock with both conviction and diversity, you can't go wrong with 'Tales From The South' a recording that is drenched in a deep blues southern flavored sound. Making for one serious gumbo and a listen that will certainly make you hungry for more! There's nothing missing here, in my opinion. Black Mountain Prophet has got it all: heart, swagger and soul in glorious abundance. I enjoyed ,'Tales From The South' immensely.Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society

1 comment:

  1. am i missing a link to the song? it's possible

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