2021 – Miss Lady Blues
By Phillip Smith; Sep. 25, 2021
Moe Betta Blues, the latest album from Georgia-based songstress Kesha Boyd aka Miss Lady Blues, is an absolutely fabulous listen. Steeped in a delicious brew of blues and soul, her brand of music represents a fine art in music which seems to have been slowly disappearing over the past few years. Honored as the 2021 Best Female Blues Artist of the year recipient from Alabama Music Awards, Miss Lady Blues’ talents run deep as singer/songwriter/composer. Produced by Ronald G. Suggs Jr., Stephen Richardson, and Antonio Turner, the album features Miss Lady Blues on lead vocals with Dexter Allen (bass/acoustic guitar/backing vocals), Sam Reynolds (bass), Trevor James (bass), and Joey Robinson (drums, piano, organ).
Releasing her powerful and sultry vocals on “Back It Up with That Lip”, Miss Lady Blues bursts on the scene in a Chicago blues fashion with a cracker-jack ensemble of electric guitar, piano, and horns. From the viewpoint as the ‘other’ woman, “Addicted” is Seventies-style soul at its best. Its infectious hook quickly takes ahold, while the groove comfortably settles in. “What I Want” is another track I truly enjoy. With Miss Lady Blues in ‘Aretha’ mode, the song has a Motown-slathered-in-funk essence. With lyrics like “This may not be Burger King, but you can sure have your way”, the love song “Baby” makes for another stand-out track. I love the multi-faceted gem called “Can’t Be Love”. This ominous album-closer features Eddie Hazel-inspired guitar and touches of psychedelia embodied in a full orchestral sound. It’s truly a masterpiece.
It’s refreshing to hear new albums of this magnitude. Miss Lady Blues certainly delivers the goods with Moe Betta Blues.
For more information about the artist, visit this website : http://www.missladyblues.com/
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