2022 – Guitar One Records
By Phillip Smith; Sep. 3, 2022
Original source : phillycheezeblues.blogspot.com
Snapshot From the Second Floor is the brand-new album from The B. Christopher Band. I’ve been grooving to it all week long and savoring
the sounds of its smokin’ guitar blues. The
B. Christopher Band is a five-piece ensemble with Christopher on lead
guitar, Ellard James “Moose” Boles on vocals, Anton Fig on drums,
Studebaker John on harmonica, and Nick Douglas on bass.
Christopher wastes no time getting this album fueled up and launched
as he lights the fuse to the instrumental “All Twisted Up”. Accented by a healthy dose of hot harp, he gives
a downright dazzling performance topped with a side of slide guitar. “Where You At” steps up to the plate next,
bringing the heat of the Mississippi delta with it. Moose’s gravelly vocals secure the
authenticity of this killer swampy tune.
It’s a superb feeling to get lost in the hypnotic rhythm of “Take it
Home’ as it effortlessly transports me to a funky, sweaty juke joint somewhere
in the hills of North Mississippi. This
band is so unbelievably tight and versed in the blues, it pours out on “Late Night
Crying”. The song drips with pure emotion
slathered on every note. B. Christopher
Band brings this all-original thirteen-track record to its end with a beautifully
haunting slide-blues instrumental called “Smoke”. This one begs to be listened to over and
over. I absolutely love it.
As a guitar aficionado and
blues fan, I totally embrace this album.
Snapshot From the Second Floor has certainly put The B.
Christopher Band on my radar.
For more information about The B. Christopher Band, visit
this website :
This terrific album is
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