CD Review Flesh And Bone
Published on Wednesday, 08 September 2010
The new CD by C.B. Smith, Flesh and Bone
is excellent. All the songs on the album are C.B.'s compositions.
C.B. has something to say about life's ups and downs and he expertly creates the rhythm, melody, and words to convey each story. I was immediately struck by the catchy rhythms he has created, and was amazed that each new cut presented me with another no less appealing than the last. Rhythmically there are no duds filling up this CD, each cut has a new groove that the band gets into. The core band, The Lucky Devils
, is composed of C.B. on guitar, Matt Bowe on mandolin, Andy Bing on Dobro, and Chuck Jacobs on bass. C.B. does the lead singing but the rest of the band takes turns joining in harmony. Additionally there are a number of other musicians adding to one or another tracks including Bill Keith (banjo), Leslie Ritter (voice), Jane Scarpantoni (cello), and Fooch Fischetti (fiddle).