Album Review: Brett Bennett "It Must Be The Blues" 

Four stars

A faithful tour through electric blues and R&B classics guided by Southside guitarist and guitar teacher Brent Bennett. Bennett’s one original is the title track, a power ballad laced with thick strums on an acoustic guitar, and the only time he departs from electric. Bennett’s the star here — bassist Floyd Tucker and drummer Carl LoSasso remain always in the background — turning in an impressive 10 minutes of muscular Chicago blues on Fenton Robinson’s “Loan Me A Dime.” While Bennett’s voice is serviceable, there’s plenty more passion and spontaneity in his guitar.

Sounds like: Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Gene Deer

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