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This massages the tension out of your Blues bones nicely.

Returning to the Blues after his last album, the Classical, Jazz Fusion of 'Elemental Journey', the veteran guitarist Sonny Landreth is on fine form with a set of original and classic covers. With forays in the recent past into Jazz, Zydeco, Folk and Country music, the hardcore Blues fan might not always be feeling they're getting enough Blues for their buck. But 'Bound By The Blues' is, in essence, a complete Blues record with some inflections from other genres, but not overpowered by them.

Landreth's Blues is not the hot and sweaty variety, it doesn't come huffing and puffing at your front door; it slips in the backdoor, mellower than your average Blues cat. The covers, such as 'Walkin' Blues' and 'Cherry Ball Blues', are perfect for those hours in the summer on the back porch, nursing a cold beer, watching the sun start to go down while the pots are bubbling in the kitchen.

His signature slide guitar playing works its slow, languid magic, making everything, no matter how Blue the lyrics get, sound as if nothing life can throw at Landreth will faze him. The band are so well drilled, competent and professional you could term some of the material here, especially the covers, as jaunty.

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You also get Landreth's Americana side on the cool 'The High Side' which wouldn't have sounded out of place on one of his previous collaborations with John Hiatt. Then tracks like 'Where They Will' and 'Simcoe Street' add a late night Blues Noir feel to the proceedings and the only instrumental track, 'Firebird Blues', crackles like a fish-fryer on the Bayou.

The title track is a robust number about the power of the Blues to unite – "sisters and brothers of every colour...bound by the Blues". The emotional connection the Blues is able to achieve shouldn't be underestimated in bringing races together in recent American history.

Fans of the man should snap this one up and his causal listeners can rest assured this one isn't trying to take the Blues too far from its source. This massages the tension out of your Blues bones nicely.

Duncan Jamieson

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