The new record from The B. Christopher Band just received a great review from Phillip Smith at Philly Cheeze Blues! Check it out at....
Snapshot From the Second Floor is the brand-new album from The B. Christopher Band. I’ve been grooving to it all week long and savoring the sounds of its smokin’ guitar blues. The B. Christopher Band is a five-piece ensemble with Christopher on lead guitar, Ellard James “Moose” Boles on vocals, Anton Fig on drums, Studebaker John on harmonica, and Nick Douglas on bass.
Christopher wastes no time getting this album fueled up and launched as he lights the fuse to the instrumental “All Twisted Up”. Accented by a healthy dose of hot harp, he gives a downright dazzling performance topped with a side of slide guitar. “Where You At” steps up to the plate next, bringing the heat of the Mississippi delta with it. Moose’s gravelly vocals secure the authenticity of this killer swampy tune. It’s a superb feeling to get lost in the hypnotic rhythm of “Take it Home’ as it effortlessly transports me to a funky, sweaty juke joint somewhere in the hills of North Mississippi. This band is so unbelievably tight and versed in the blues, it pours out on “Late Night Crying”. The song drips with pure emotion slathered on every note. B. Christopher Band brings this all-original thirteen-track record to its end with a beautifully haunting slide-blues instrumental called “Smoke”. This one begs to be listened to over and over. I absolutely love it.
As a guitar aficionado and blues fan, I totally embrace this album.Snapshot From the Second Floor has certainly put The B. Christopher Band on my radar.