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More than worthwhile listen if you like bluesy country rock music.

British blues singer/guitarist Ian Siegal has been around the block, playing with Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings and releasing a string of solo albums over the past ten years. After recording his last solo album ‘The Skinny’ in Mississippi, it featured well known musicians from that area, such as Cody Dickinson and Alvin Youngblood Hart. That leads us to The Mississippi Mudbloods, as both Hart and Dickinson join Siegal on this record.

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Playing with those guys made Siegal feel “like the proverbial kid in a candy store”, hence the album’s title. It’s easy to see why he was so thrilled. The infectious ‘Bayou Country’ kicks things off and sounds exactly as you think it would, judging by the title. It’s a great country blues song, and Siegal’s voice is perfect for it. ‘Loose Cannon’ bounces on a strong bass line before picking up the pace for the excellent chorus. ‘I Am The Train’ rides along on the fantastic drum beat courtesy of Cody Dickinson and the song chugs away just like a locomotive.

The album is packed with country and blues flavours, from the twanging ‘Kingfish’ to the wah-wah funk flavoured ‘Green Power’ to the southern rock of ‘Strong Woman’. There’s a couple I’m not sold on, ‘Earlie Grace Jnr’ is a bit too quirky for me for instance, but for the most part the authenticity and skill of the performances make this a more than worthwhile listen if you like bluesy country rock music.

James Gaden

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