Dik Banovich – Hot Cookin’ Mama
Format: CD – Digital / Label: Catz Cradle Productions
Releasedatum: 13 april 2018

Tekst: Iain Patience

Banovich is an interesting guy, a guitar picker and song-writer with his feet firmly planted in both blues and Americana music traditions, a wealthy combination that often produces genuine pearls when least expected.

Following on from his 2016 release ‘Acoustic Roots and Blues,’ Banovich here serves up a cracking dish of modern classics peppered with his own writing in the genre, while always pushed along by his punchy and often fiery fretwork. Tracks range from classic standards like Walkin’ The Dog and Walking Blues to the folk-roots classic, Black Is The Color and the seldom heard Blues Run The Game originally from the mostly long-forgotten and overlooked sixties US writer-picker, Jackson C Frank.

As a result, Banovich, a Scot who was partly raised in the blues hotbed of Chicago, brings a refreshingly delightful and innovative take to the blues music table with ‘Hot Cookin’ Mama,’ a twelve-track release that rocks and ripples with sensitivity, hooks and hotspots throughout. This is an acoustic-driven album to savour, a rare thing these days, and a thing of great beauty. Buy it while you can.

01. Hot Cookin’ Mama
02. My Babe
03. Careless Love
04. Walkin’ The Dog
05. Walking Blues
06. Heaven’s Train
07. Blues in a Bottle
08. Blues Run The Game
09. Black is the Color
10. Standing In The Rain
11. I Get The Blues When It Rains
12. Hispania

Website: Dik Banovich

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