Blues and Middle Eastern music are not often thought to go stylistically hand in hand. However, on the second release by slide guitarist Doug Cox and satvik veena-player Salili Bhatt, 2009′s Slide to Freedom 2: Make a Better World, both musical worlds do indeed coexist, and surprisingly, can do so quite cohesively. But for the most part, it’s the Middle Eastern musical style that overshadows the blues here, especially on such tunes as “A Letter Home” and “Blessings.” However, on such ditties as the album-opening “Make a Better World,” as well as a cover of “Amazing Grace,” both aforementioned styles are detected, with the blues/soul being provided primarily by singer John Boutté. For fans of world music with a modern-day twist, Slide to Freedom 2: Make a Better World is certainly worth some close inspection. – Greg Pratomore »
Slide to Freedom 2
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