Don’t judge this CD by the cover. ‘Devious’ is an apt description of the difference between what you see and what you hear. When I first saw the cover I thought, ‘how can I objectively review this?’ (Which, by the way, is an often-asked question of reviewers for any type of media) But not one to judge a book (or in this case a CD) by it’s cover, I popped the CD in the player as my husband and I rolled down the highway. Wow!
Casey Hubble and his guests bring you ten solid tracks (and Vesper Toll – a hidden 11th track). From the first strains of Ramblin’ Girl to the final strains of Gospel Songs (live recording), Casey takes you on a journey of love, love lost and all the emotions experienced in between. His ragged –edged velvet tone evokes emotion for the people and places he sings about.
Tessy Lou Williams lends her beautiful voice to many of the tracks and takes the lead on Silver City. Jake Martin and W.C. Jameson bring their rich tones, sharing lead vocals with Casey on Night Train Rolling By, which was written by the legendary Walt Wilkins, John Greenberg, Mike Horn and Bill Small You can hear a couple of the tracks such as Silver City and Cheap Guitars HERE.
Whether you like a kickin’ tune like Cheap Guitars or something with a bit more heart like Diesel, Wind and Soul there is something on this album for everyone. So kick back, put your feet up and pull the brim down low. Let Casey Hubble carry you away on his newest journey – Ramblin’ Annie’s Devious Soapbox.