Have you ever bought an album strictly because of the record label? I see advertisement inserts boasting other artists on the label all the time when I buy records from an indie label. I know that it is not a new thing because I have seen the same types of ads inside of Elvis albums. Even though I have seen these ads for other artists on a specific label I have never purchased an album based on that criteria until now.
A sticker on this album stopped me while I was flipping through the bins at my local record store. I recognized the label, Nine West Records, as the same label home that Nikki Lane, one of my favorite artists, is on. So I bought the album.
Devil Music is a singer-songwriter album that doesn’t sound like most singer-songwriter albums. It is soulful funky blues with a little country spice. There is a jazzy funk vein running through the heart of this album that is just fantastic. I would have bet my paycheck that Randall Bramblett is a black man from Mississippi and I would have to figure out how to pay my rent this month because he is far from it.
My favorite track is the gospel-inspired slow blues Ride