Many musicians play the blues. Louisiana Red lives it. As one reviewer put it, "Red's blues are about as down to earth as the humus itself." When he performs, he falls into a trance-like state and his whole life pours out in an intense demonstration of what being a blues musician is all about. This album, Red's third for Earwig, reunites the band from his second Earwig album, Millennium Blues: Willie Kent, Handy Award winner, on bass; Dave Jefferson, formerly of the Albert King band, on drums; Allen Batts, of the early Albert Collins' Ice Breakers band, on electric piano; Willie "Big Eyes" Smith on harmonica, and Brian Bisesi, currently with Luther Johnson's band, rhythm guitar.
"Half this CD is down home, acoustic country blues. Red plays music so raw and personal you'd swear you were walking through some clapboard shantytown in the Deep South listening to Red playing on his porch. The remainder of the cuts use a band and its sound is best described the the term popularized by John Fogerty, chooglin' blues...Louisiana Red with this album solidifies his reputation as a consummate storyteller in song." -- Blues Connection of Central New York "Red is on top of his game with a fine mix of raw electric and unplugged blues that will make you take notice--this is the real thing. Each and every song is an autobiographical glimpse into a truly great man." -Twin Cities Blues News