Kim over the moon with new Savoy album
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