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Best KWS album yet!!
on May 22, 2014
Goin' Home is just freaking awesome from start to finish. I was somewhat apprehensive at first because of all the duets/guests that it wouldn't be a true KWS band experience album, but Goin' Home has blown me away. I've been listening to it non stop since it came out and the phenomenal playing by Kenny is just spectacular and I literally found myself getting high listening to it. I love the great variety of awesome killer bluesy strat tones throughout the album. I think KWS did an excellent job mixing up both the tones and flavors of his playing and soloing all through the album.
I've never been a huge fan of Kenny's vocals, not that I don't think he can sing (because he absolutely can) I just prefer Noah's vocals. That being said, I really enjoyed both "House is Rockin" and absolutely LOVED "Boogie Man". The solo in "You Cant Judge A Book" at about 1:30 might me my favorite solo in the album, that tone is just freaking killer!
I also love the seemingly increased use of piano in this album. In my opinion the piano isn't used enough in modern Texas style blues and I love that Kenny included it here on Goin' Home.
Overall, I think this is the best album put out by KWS thus far. Noah is great as always, and I really enjoyed the various guests they brought on for this album. My favorites are Keb Mo and Warren Haynes.
Kenny, you seriously enhance and bring joy to my life with your music. I know that may seem slightly fanatic (lol) but its gods own truth. Your music just has a way of captivating me in the incredible power of the blues.