and The Storm with Winters Brothers Band

Successively to Donnie Winters’ Country Album « Real Country Real Family », here is the brother Dennis Winters who springs from his box like a devil with a bluesy album of very good quality. On this « Reign Of Blues » of thirteen titles, Dennis took the sobriquet of Percy Fairweather while his friend Jamie Laritz takes the one of The Storm, which gives Percy Fairweather and The Storm with Winters Brothers Band. An album with a very lyrical blues impact in the line of the 2004 Soutwest Stampede of the Winters Brothers Band, which looked more towards Southern Country Rock, where the multi-instrumentalist Jamie Laritz, who has toured and played there was a time with Black Oak Arkansas, Bret Michaels Band, Blackhawk, also lead guitarist with Great Train Robbery, a Baltimore-based Southern Hard Rock group formed in 1977, which released his first album in vinyl format in 1986, plus some CDs hard to find. Let's go back to the most current with this « Reign Of Blues » which begins with « Baby Hates To Love Me » with a very lyrical warm sound that reminds the guitar intensity of the late Gary Moore, or closer to us Joe Bonamassa. Same alchemy on « When You Love Somebody »: the titles are linked in the same vein to arrive on « One Fine Day », blues sung a cappela by Dennis Winters. Then comes out of the cave the pearl « Do not Get Me Started », undoubtedly the title to remember from this album, where the guitars are electrified and go into a round, well persuasive to remember the good memory of the Winters Brothers Band and his most cheerful Southern Country Rock, highlighted on one of their best albums « Soutwest Stampede ». The rest is as generous and flamboyant to the ears like the Boogie Blues « Feelin 'Love ». Above all do not miss the famous « Lesson Learned », blues-soul with brassy intro sung by Casey Winters, the daughter of Dennis, in a very moving way where the feeling prevails. We start again on a sparkling tonic with "Dismal Creek" and the title album « Reign Of Blues » wth the slow and languid rhythm close to BB King. This blues album is very lively and ends with a live recording of « One Fine Day" mentioned above, always sung a capella. Dennis Winters and Jamie Laritz create the surprise with this album of great musical quality, you’ve been warned!

Jacques Dersigny

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