USA Today’s Listen Up highlights “Out of the Blue”

USA Today’s music critic Jerry Shriver reviewed “Out of the Blue” in their Listen Up: Weekend Plugs section, calling it a ” deft survey of the blues landscape.”

 

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Classically-trained jazz violinist Howes sketches the outlines while guitarist Ford and one-time Ray Charles organist Bobby Floyd provide the pigments for this deft survey of the blues landscape. The covers work best — particularly the takes on Horace Silver‘s Cape Verdean Blues and Chick Corea‘s Fingerprints— while Howes originals like the title track and Bobby’s Bad meander a bit. A nice exception, however, is his Seek and Ye Shall Find, which plays a gospelish Sharon Hendrix vocal off of Howes’ and Ford’s slithery interplay. — Jerry Shriver

You can find the full review page HERE.

 

Get a Free Song from “Out of the Blue”!

Christian Howes – Bobby’s Bad

 

Here are some great live footage of the band that made the record on a date at Spazio’s in L.A. last winter:

 

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