Let It Loose

Let It Loose

by Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne


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It's easy to assume that anyone with a nickname like "Blues Boss" would -- when it came to playing the blues -- have the goods, and Kenny Wayne does. But Wayne's blues isn't the kind of music that inspires one to cry in one's beer. From the start of Let It Loose, it's clear that the pianist/singer is determined, above and beyond everything else, to have a good time with the music. "Blackberry Wine" is taken at an upbeat tempo guaranteed to jump-start any country dance, while the chorus of the midtempo "Let Me Go Home Whiskey" recalls the smooth harmony singing of the Mills Brothers. Wayne's a good singer who adds lots of energy to the lyrics of songs like the title track, and it's easy to convince oneself that he recorded these pieces on the stage as opposed to the studio. This vocal approach is perfectly matched with his happy piano playing. Wayne loves upbeat material -- like "I Never Will Forgive You" -- that allows him to cut loose with abandon on the keyboard. It doesn't hurt that he's backed by a sympathetic band, or that he also lets players like guitarist Brandon Isaak and harpist Dave "Hurricane" Hoerl have a piece of the action. All of this is to say that Let It Loose is a good-time album, sure to please anyone who likes spirited blues.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/24/2005
Label: Electro-Fi Records
UPC: 0775020632325
catalogNumber: 3388
Rank: 170198

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Pat Carey   Saxophone
Russell Jackson   Electric Bass,Bass Guitar,Double Bass,Acoustic Bass
Darrell Mayes   Drums
Steve Hilliam   Saxophone
Dave "Hurricane" Hoerl   Harmonica
Brandon Isaak   Guitar
Theo Brown   Drums
Clifford Dunn   Guitar
Steve Hilliam   Saxophone
Henry Avery   Drums
Darrell Mayes   Drums

Technical Credits

Peter Chatman   Composer
Teddy Powell   Composer
Andrew Galloway   Liner Notes
Dwayne Harder   Engineer
James Badger   Graphic Design
Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne   Audio Production

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