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I love to write music, sing and especially play the guitar. Getting to do this everyday of my life makes me feel so fortunate. And having folks listen, appreciate and respond is the best part. But every once in a while (if we're lucky), something special comes along that makes us proud and happy, knowing all our hard work is paying off, the stars are aligned and all is right with the world. This band - and the album we are about to release, says it all for me. CD Review from president of the Cascade Blues Association Sonny Hess Band - Princeangel Records Even though they may call her Sonny quot;Smokin'quot; Hess, that does not mean there are any smoking mirrors involved with her music. But there is plenty of magic. This is Sonny's first release taking the lead position in front of the band for a complete project and she draws extensively from her life's experiences. Be they ups or downs. It brings about a very personal and often quite emotional compilation of tunes. Just about every number is straight from Sonny's own pen, showing complexity and a knack for some catchy and funky songwriting. Of the twelve offerings, I would have to say my personal favorites include the Stax-like feel and nice opening saxophone from Kevin LaBaron on quot;Got-ta Win Itquot; with Lisa Mann's back-up vocals making it jump; the traditional blues sound and double entendres of quot;Freight Trainquot;; and quot;I'm Not Leavin' Youquot; that sounds like a song from Heart in their heyday (quot;I'm not leavin' you, I'm already gonequot;). quot;It's All My Faultquot; showcases the match made in Heaven that Sonny has always had when paired with Lisa Mann. It's a break-up song, stating that the thrill is gone, but quot;it's not my fault that you're blue, I just tried to love you the best I could.quot; Perhaps the finest song on the disc is quot;Lie Myself.quot; It faces the hard reality of living with cancer and how to d
  • Sonny Hess Band - All Aces [CD]
  • Music
Publication Date20120612
Publisher ImprintAudio & Video Labs, Inc

All Aces

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