A foot stomping country influenced original, ‘Rusty ‘n’ Young’, follows with Pat on the mandolin, one of many instruments he plays.
Next up is another original, ‘Dreamin Of My Cheesecake’, a harmonica and upright bass duet with vocals, with a good harmonica solo.
With the traditional ‘You Gotta Move’, Pat does his own arrangement, featuring Ria Reece singing excellent backup vocals. Another of my favourites of the album.
The Elmore James classic that has been covered by many other famous artists, like Muddy Waters, Cream, Bob Dylan, The Tedeschi Trucks Band, The North Mississippi All Stars, is Pat’s next choice, which may seem a bit daring considering that list. But Pat pulls it off again, actually sounding very close to Mr James himself.
‘Southbound’, a tune from folk duo Merle and Doc Watson, is a slightly different arrangement from the original, with a banjo and harmonica added, and shows off more of Mr Loiselle’s multi-instrumental talents.
The last tune, ‘Slide ‘n’ Smile’, is an original done in the style of Muddy Waters ‘Hoochie Coochie Man’, with more great harmonica playing.
To sum it up, I am glad Pat decided to finally do an album of his own, really like the concept he did here, and am looking forward to more.