Kim over the moon with new Savoy al­bum

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOODVIBES -

WASHINGTON: What’s up with Savoy Brown? That’s a ques­tion not of­ten en­coun­tered these days out­side of vin­tage Bri­tish blues-rock cir­cles, or per­haps even within them. But credit gui­tarist and found­ing mem­ber Kim Sim­monds for spear­head­ing the band’s lat­est re­lease, Voodoo Moon, which de­liv­ers the goods with sur­pris­ing con­sis­tency.

Sim­monds has weath­ered a bliz­zard of per­son­nel shifts since the late 1960s, and the changes keep com­ing. Voodoo Moon fea­tures yet an­other line-up, a New York-based quar­tet oc­ca­sion­ally aug­mented by key­boards and per­cus­sion. Sax­o­phon­ist Joe Whit­ing han­dles most of the vo­cals, al­low­ing Sim­monds more time to fo­cus on some­times lan­guid, some­times slide-slash­ing gui­tar so­los.

In the liner notes he says the songs are “the best I’ve writ­ten since the early 70s”. – The Washington Post

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