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Terry Quiett Band "Just My Luck"
The Terry Quiett Band has, and excuse the pun, been anything but Quiet, over the last 6 years. Since the beginning they have logged over 200,000 miles and do over 300 shows a year, throughout the American Heartland. Their "inventive take" and style has landed them airplay on over 300 radio stations worldwide, including spots on "Bluesville XM, Blues Deluxe, and House of Blues Blues-Mobile." Beyond their huge and ever expanding fan base, their talents have caught the ears of their peers, as well, which has found them sharing the stage with many greats, such as, "Jonny Lang, Robert Cray, 38 Special, the Doobie Brothers, Edgar Winter, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Walter Trout, Robin Trower, Tab Benoit, Eric Sardinas, Albert Cummings, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Bernard Allison, Bugs Henderson, Gary Hoey, and Lance Lopez", to name a few. "Just My Luck" is this powerfully talented trio's 2nd official studio album, the first one being the hugely successful 2008 release "Cut The Rope".
"Just My Luck" consists of 13 great Tracks of Blues/Rock with a little bit of a Jazzy feel peppered throughout for good measure, something that the Terry Quiett Band is able to pull off nicely with their trio setup. All the songs on "Just My Luck" are originals and all written by Terry Quiett. In addition to Terry Quiett, whom is the Lead Singer and Guitarist, the rest of the band consists of Aaron Underwood (Bass/Backing Vocals), and Rodney Baker (Drums). Additional Guests Performers on "Just My Luck" included Rick Steff playing Keys on 4 Tracks, Beau Jarvis playing Keys on 2 Tracks, Guinn Walker performing harmony Vocals on 1 Track. Aaron Underwood stepped in with Rhythm Guitar on Track 9, "Some People". "Just My Luck" was produced by Grammy winning producer Jim Gaines who also produced albums for such greats as Stevie Ray Vaughan, George Thorogood, Santana, Blues Traveller, Steve Miller Band, Luther Allison, Albert Collins, and many others. Jim Gaines was the Winner of the 2003 Blues Producer of the Year awarded by The Blues Foundation, and more recently he was a 2010 Beale Street Brass Note Recipient.
The opening Track for "Just My Luck" is called "Karma" and it is one of several songs that come across with nice tinge of Jazz around the edges. Other tracks with this nice little bit of Jazz undertone were the 2nd Track "Work For It" and Track 11 "Satisfied". Lots of nice big bass sound on "Work For It", with "Satisfied" having a more of a Funky Jazz feel.
The core of "Just My Luck" starts heating up nicely, for us Blues and Blues/Rock fans after Track 2 and really bites us in the butt with some good Back Country Blues courtesy of Track 6 "Judgement Day" and Track 7 "The Woodsman". "Judgement Day" is just Terry Quiett, on I believe a Resonator Guitar, and brilliantly shows off his masterful Guitar work and his great vocals. "The Woodsman" starts out with just Terry Quiett and Guitar for about a 3rd of the song and then all hell starts to break loose, as the rest of the band steps in. "The Woodsman" was one of my favorites on this album.
Track 10 "Signs Of Decline", was for me, the best example of just how talented Terry Quiett is, not only as a Guitarist, but also a Singer. He really let loose on this one with his Vocals and showed me a great range, which at times even reminded me of The Counting Crows lead singer, Adam Duritz. The closing Track "Close To You" showed off a wonderful softer side of Terry's Vocals which mix very nicely along side the Harmonizing Vocals of Guinn Walker.
One could honestly say that "Just My Luck" was Just My Luck for me being introduced to such a wonderfully talented group.
The Terry Quiett Band are a tight band with a great future ahead of them, especially if they continue putting out steller albums such as "Just My Luck".
Review by John Vermilyea (Blues Underground Network)
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