Sunday, October 10, 2010

CD Review: The Doctor Is In!

Marshall Lawrence, the so-called "Doctor of the Blues," has released a new album entitled "Blues Intervention." His acoustic guitar and harmonica are all he needs to portray the blues on his new release. One thing that stands out right from the opening track, "So Long Rosalee," is how smooth his voice travels throughout the song. It doesn't distract, but you almost expect a raspier tone to feel the blues.

Marshall Lawrence controls the mood of "Lay Down My Sorrow" with his guitar and deep vocals and shows us a darker side to his blues. He seems playful with his approach to his songs "If I Had A Nickel" and "Going Down To Louisiana." Marshall also introduces us to his "dirty blues" on the songs "Detroit 'Motor City' Blues" and "Love Like Heroin." The album finishes strong with a couple of cover songs. First is the quick guitar strumming of "Walking Blues," then the story-telling blues of "Going Down The Road Feeling Bad."

Look for Marshall Lawrence's new album as well as some of his past releases on iTunes and CDBaby. For more on this "Doctor of the Blues," visit for shows, videos and more.

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