Terraplanes Blues Band
The Terraplane Blues Band from Bristol, UK absolutely tears it up on their new album Stepping Stones. Produced by Richard Parsons, this twelve-track album of hot, original blues features Nick Scrase front and center on guitar and vocals. The rest of the band is comprised of Eduardo Allen on harmonica, Tom Turner on drums, and Andy Wood on Bass.
Opening with “Highway 61” The Terraplanes Blues Band takes off with a driving rhythm, outlaw lyrics and humongous servings of searing harp. It’s what one wants to hear from the first track. Next up is “My Malaise” which grabs my attention with its playful and infectious riff. This is indeed the makings of a Mississippi delta juke-joint jamboree. Then “Get Along” rears its head and bites like a rattlesnake. With the ferocity of those classic George Thorogood songs we all love, this one is entirely a big bowl of bliss. Title track “Stepping Stones” has a bit of a North Mississippi hypnotic groove. Its strong gravitational force pulls me right in to its lava-filled core. Closing with “The Lonesome Crow”, the album comes to its end. I can’t help but think of the final episode of Sons of Anarchy when I hear this one. It’s such a beautiful song.
Stepping Stones is an absolutely brilliant album, and I highly recommend taking a listen to The Terraplane Blues Band
By Phillip Smith; Feb. 25, 2022
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