kris Bar­ras band

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This sec­ond al­bum from the KBB sees the trio evolve into a quar­tet, with key­board player Matt Vow­els com­ing in to ex­pand the po­ten­tial of this blues out­fit con­sid­er­ably. Bar­ras is a great slide gui­tarist and a fine singer too – and the qual­ity of song­writ­ing is ex­cel­lent on all 11 tracks. We par­tic­u­larly like I Got Time, which fea­tures great slide and reg­u­lar elec­tric gui­tar. Although rel­a­tively new ma­te­rial, much of it has been played live over the past year and that fa­mil­iar­ity with a song is al­ways ad­van­ta­geous when get­ting it down. This is high-en­ergy stuff and shows Kris’s gui­tar at its best, but it’s a fine band and credit goes to all in­volved. The al­bum ti­tle refers to the time Kris has spent as a pro mu­si­cian and a jus­ti­fi­ca­tion of time well spent. Let’s hope the band stays lucky and keeps on turn­ing out great mu­sic.

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