When we reviewed this band’s CD Wire & Wood
three years ago, we predicted an award in the near future. That prediction held true. Glamourpuss received several nominations and awards from the East Coast Music Awards, the Toronto Blues Society and the 10th annual Real Blues Awards. The little band from New Brunswick turned a lot of heads and Bluesman’s Prayer
will gather more fans.
This is the band’s fifth album and the second with NorthernBlues. As usual, all songs are penned by band members Roger Cormier, Travis Furlong and Larry Maillet with the exception of Hoagy Carmichael’s "Georgia On My Mind."
Larry Maillet’s song "Street Walker" is a particular favorite telling the tale of a Chicago lady of the evening. The tune features a fine solo. Glamourpuss is in the habit of announcing their Acadian heritage. The last album offered "Maman Connait Pas Le Zydeco" and the new release heralds "Tu Peux Cogner," (You Can Knock But You Can’t Come In) a traditional Acadian piece. Naturally, the accordion is prominently featured.
Roger Cormier’s "As Blue As It Gets" is blues in the classic style featuring the album’s producer, Michael Jerome Browne, on piano. The CD’s title tune "Bluesman’s Prayer" strikes a happy medium between blues and country music. Guitarist Travis Furlong penned the tune.
Glamourpuss continues to please a wide audience with their new project. It’s good blues!