kris Barras band
Lucky 13 Own Label
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.