This incarnation of Roomful of Blues
includes vocalist and harmonica player Sugar Ray Norcia
taking the singing spotlight, Matt McCabe
now their pianist and Chris Vachon
principal guitarist. This CD blends blues and R&B classics with a couple of originals; highlights include a fine reading of Smiley Lewis
' "Lillie Mae," a remake of "Hey Now" originally done by Ray Charles
fiery vocal and torrid harmonica solo on Little Walter Jacobs' "Up The Line." This is faithful to the classic tradition, but contains enough contemporary qualities to have a fresh and inviting sound.