Jim Shirey and the Faith Healers
I LOVE THIS ALBUM!!! Had no idea who the Faith Healers were, found their website ( www.faithhealers.biz) and learned they are a veteran group of LA session musicians with credits including Linda Ronstadt, Leon Russell and even the LA Philharmonic. These guys have been around, and each track shows it. The sound is reminiscent of Muscle Shoals, heavy bass and drums. The writing is excellent, Jim Shirey's vocals are strong, and the tune selection is surprisingly eclectic. There's a bit of East LA soul, New Orleans R&B and even a John Coltrane cover for good measure.This is a very surprising and incredibly enjoyable album. Highly recommended.