Lost In The Wilderness
In spite of the album title it’s impossible to ever think of Innes as lost. Far from it, he knows exactly how to present his personal slant on the blues. Here we are offered a cool dozen tracks with ten originals, a great version of Otis Rush’s Double Trouble and the traditional song, Going Home, neatly reworked. Ably assisted by Steve Hall on bass, Jon Buckett on keyboards and Kevin O’Rourke on drums Sibun sings and plays his heart out. Good contrasts too from the beautifully flamboyant guitar opening of the title track, through several speedy solos, the harder rock approach on There Will Always Be and on to the beautiful Where Are You which splendidly demonstrates his expertise on acoustic guitar. Well known and loved for all his live work, Innes is a devoted exponent of the blues, constantly touring up and down the UK and across the world. If you’ve missed seeing him then make sure you do. Meanwhile this album is a great place to get to know the man.