Beth McKee - Sugarcane Revival
God I'm sick and tired of people comparing Beth McKee to Bonnie Raitt. I know they mean well. It's true that Beth McKee exudes a similar strength and self-confidence in her music. But the comparison implies that Beth McKee's music is somehow a derivative of the Raitt's blues-rock sound. Beth McKee's Sugarcane Revival has a sound and vibe that is completely of her own making. She has a top notch command of her voice that is both engaging, and stalwart. Her piano riffs keep their roots in southern music, but they create a huge landscape of sound that makes them sound more like universal anthems than back porch music. Sugarcane Revival is a fan-funded effort and the great thing about that approach to music production is that the artist can be exactly who they want to be. A self-produced artist has opportunity to impress us instead of a following a formula. And Beth McKee has made full use of that artistic freedom by producing a knock out album.
I'm adding "Long Road Back," "Break Me Down," "Nobody Knows Like Me," "Unravelled," "Trouble The Waters," "You Better Turn Around" to rotation.
Preview Sugarcane Revival by Beth McKee on Amazon.
Beth McKee is the featured guest on Americana Music Show #255.
- "Long Road Back" is featured on Americana Music Show #247.
- "Unravelled" is featured on Americana Music Show #248.
- "Break Me Down" is featured on Americana Music Show #249.
- "Nobody Knows Like Me" is featured on Americana Music Show #250.
- "You Better Turn Around" is featured on Americana Music Show #251.
- "Trouble The Waters" is featured on Americana Music Show #252.