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Lady Bianca - Servin' Notice
Lady Bianca (AKA Bianca Thornton) is a dynamic and talented singer. With this, her seventh album, we get to hear her and her band deep into soul and the blues. Her vocals are expressive and range from soft and sultry to big and powerful. Her backing band is tight and focused, making each cut a nice little package of soulful blues goodness. 10 of the 11 cuts are Bianca's own originals, and she has done a great job with them.
The title of the CD indicates that Lady B is serving notice that she is
here, on the scene and is a force to be reckoned with. Her performances
starts out strong on "He Told Me The Same Thing Too" where she
commiserates with another woman that their lover told her the same lies.
This is a full up and well-orchestrated number with a big sound, backing
vocals and prominent lead guitar riffs. Slower cuts like "You Got Me
Drinkin'" and "What Am I Gonna Do With You" and" Another Woman's Man"
are quite intriguing and focused. "What Am I Gonna Do with You" is
especially sultry with super guitar and organ work along with the guitar
It's all good stuff. If I had to offer some sort of criticism it would
be to have Lady Bianca let it all hang out more. I would like to see her
go out and blast away; she's got the vocal prowess to do so and it would
really be impressive to here her in that mode.
I enjoyed this album and also noted it is getting some airplay on Sirius/XM Radio Bluesville. Bianca's talents are getting some notice. She will also be featured at this year's Mississippi Valley Blues Festival in Davenport and I am looking forward to the opportunity to see and hear her live! I think it's worth picking up a copy of this CD to hear her on your own, too- I think her funky style of blues is a great change up from some of the new stuff passing our way.
Reviewer Steve Jones is president of the Crossroads Blues Society and is a long standing blues lover. He is a retired Navy commander who served his entire career in nuclear submarines. In addition to working in his civilian career since 1996, he writes for and publishes the bi-monthly newsletter for Crossroads, chairs their music festival and work with their Blues In The Schools program. He resides in Byron, IL.