Hop "On The Blues Express" with blues mama Allison Thrash. She ain’t talking trash mind you, its all about Talking Thrash. This is the deep-down-from-the-soul blues baby make no mistake about it. With her Phoebe Snow meets Aretha Franklin vocal style Thrash makes her way through 10 solid blues-rock numbers that will move you in way that will find your heart. It sure enough worked that way for me.
All the innuendos that are found in blues songs are there.... love, liquor and broken hearts, including some clever twists on words, like "Mister Wrong," which is typical of the blues not to sugar coat anything and tell it straight up with no chaser to help swallow the reality of the situation.
If I was to criticize one thing it would be the production of this release, the instruments need to come out to the front more, I do realize the focus is Thrash’s voice, and that is accomplished very well. For the most part the instruments sound more like a soft background rather than being a major part of each individual song. Other than that, this is a good spin, good enough to listen more than once that’s for sure, after all "Sugar is Sugar." Regardless, this disc cooks right along; it will be getting some spins during my barbeques this year!