4-Stars! The latest from the winners of the Iowa Blues Challenge is keeping alive the blues created by Southern bluesmen Son House, Sleepy John Estes, R.L. Burnside, and Fred McDowell, along with living legends Calvin “Skeeter” Brandon. Cedell Davis’s, “If You Like Fat Women”, a favorite at live shows, is included in this set of 12 rowdy party tunes. Matt and the guys do justice to the covers as well as the six originals they’ve included. Next time you need a boost — put down the Red Bull and put on Be My Friend.
Deeya, Capital 106.3FM, Des Moines