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Mascot Records ✪✪✪✪✪
Here’s a live two-CD release from Sonny, the first CD being acoustic, the second electric. Sonny’s last live album was 12 years ago (Grant Street) so it’s great to hear him with his trio augmented by keys, accordian and second guitar. Experiencing Sonny play slide is one of the guitar world’s best offerings and he shines mightily here. Blues Attack is richly arranged with a bubbling cajun infused feel that Sonny sings and slides over. The blues classic, Key To The Highway has been covered by many but this presentation is a real joy with a rhythmically rich pocket. The pounding Creole Angel has wonderful accordion work, vibrant backing vocals and Sonny in fine voice. For those looking for a slow Minor blues, A World Away is simply on the money with some exquisite smokey slide work. Alternatively, those wanting to hear Sonny in soaring instrumental mode, The Milky Way Home (previously recorded with Eric Johnson) is a fantastic rock stomper. Outstanding!