Blues guitarist/singer Davis Coen digs deep to produce Blues Lights For Yours and Mine, a bright release that would stand out any year.
Coen, who produced instrumental background music for Martin Scorsese’s DVD release of PBS’ "The Blues," begins Blues Lights by swaying naturally to the pulsating rhythms of "Basement With The Blue Light." Joined by Trevor Coen on bass, Lance Ashley on organ, and Joe Izzo on drums, Davis transforms "Basement" into a celebration of romance and soul.
Recorded by Chris Wimberley at Nightsound Studios in Carrboro, NC, Blues Lights For Yours and Mine achieves an intimate sound, as if Coen was playing the N’awlins organic funk of "Mambo Jumbo" right in the listener’s living room. There are several traditional compositions covered by Coen, including "C.C. Rider" and "Since I Laid My Burden Down," but his take on "Jack of Diamonds" leaves no doubt that the blues boiling inside the heart of Davis Coen’s Blues Lights For Yours and Mine is deeply rooted, transcendent and here to stay.
Blues Lights for Yours and Mine is out now on 219 Records.