|A Peach Of A CD|
by Willard Manus
One of the good things about writing about blues and jazz is that it gives you the chance to praise a performer whose work you admire. A case in point is Peach, a sweet-rockin' mama whose first CD (THE CURE FOR YOU) was reviewed here about a year ago. Now the LA-based singer/songwriter (and guitarist) has released her second album, PEACH--LIVE FROM RIVERSIDE. Taking advantage of having been named Blues Artist of the Year at the 2001 L.A. Music Awards, Peach has moved swiftly to put together a new CD that shows off her unique musical gifts.
Peach also gives her band lots of room to stretch out. With Joey Delgado on guitar, Paulie Cerra on sax, Hardy Eason on keyboards, Maria Martinez on drums and Lynn Keller on bass (the latter is Rita Coolidge's music director), the band's ensemble work is first-rate, ditto the soloing. The band's over-all sound is clean, vigorous and smokin'--blues at its life-enhancing best.
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