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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Alabama Music Reviews. by Jerry W. Henry


 I did not get tear sheets out to some of these people. Please let them know about these reviews.
Thanks, Jerry

Grayson Capps latest The Lost Cause Minstrels (The Royal Potato Family) is titled for his new band after dissolving The Stumpknockers. The Lost Cause Minstrels are made up of the best of the best from the Gulf Coast music scene. The songs are more additions to Capps’ phenomenal storytelling catalog. He is featured in Relix Magazine on newsstands now and it’s just a matter of time before he will be discovered by the rest of this nation. This is another excellent album which in-part must have something to do with him moving back to Alabama. {Published-Tannehill Trader January 2012}













Lisa Mills’ release Tempered In Fire (self-released) is recorded in Super Hi-Fi Analog. This Mississippi lady can sing and her sultry vocals are a mix of blues, gospel, soul and a touch of rock. She toured with Janis Joplin’s band Big Brother and the Holding Company for 3 years. She is not a Joplin imitator, she has a sound all her own. She covers Wet Willie’s “Keep On Smiling” & “Countryside Of Life” and does them proud on both. Lisa Mills has the pipes and interprets the blues as well as anyone in the genre. She lives in Mobile, Alabama now. {Published-Tannehill Trader January 2012}




Scott Ward Band, has released Muscle Shoals Through Decatur (Lucky Dog Records) with it’s well chosen 11 tracks. The Scott Ward Band is on the leading edge of the music revival going on in Muscle Shoals. The songs are all written by Shoals greats. They are joined by Spooner Oldham on keyboards. I count Scott as a friend and appreciate his tireless effort in bringing great music to the masses. The last time we communicated, he told me that he is working on a new project with Johnny Wyker. Available at Pegasus Records in Florence, Criminal Records in Atlanta, Cosmic Debris Records in Anniston, and FYE Stores in Gadsden, Decatur, Mobile, Birmingham, and Hot Springs, Arkansas. {Published-Tannehill Trader February 2012}























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