Friday, March 06, 2015

Eddie Burns - Snake Eyes

I'm not positive, but I can only assume that I came upon Eddie Burns due to his work with John Lee
Hooker, especially on his fantastic "Burnin' Hell". Playing both guitar and harmonica, Eddie's style hearkens back to early Detroit blues, though his voice is quite weak - to the point of being distracting, at times. This 2001 recording shows both his strengths and his weaknesses, but his voice really brings down the proceedings, and I am not one to complain about vocal expertise much. So while instrumentally this is fine - though not exceptional - I really can't recommend this one. Sorry Eddie!