credit: Mary Keating Bruton
With their April 2018 signing to Nola Blue Records for the release of “Premonition of Love”, and the successful 2017 release of “Let’s Do This Thing”,
Kathy Murray and her band, the electrifying Kilowatts, reassert their place in the blues pantheon that helps Austin, TX keep its reputation as the Live Music Capital of
The new Premonition of Love will join a Kathy & the Kilowatts catalog that also includes Let’s Do This Thing, Relatively Blue and Groovin’ With Big D (dedicated to the late drummer, SRV songwriter and musical mentor, Doyle Bramhall, Sr.).
The songs on the new album range from the Freddie King inspired blues of the title track to the Bo Diddley beat of “Answer Yes”. In between there is the prowling blues of “Final Verdict” to the horn-laced “Beggars Can’t Be Choosers,” so reminiscent of the late Otis Rush and the glory days of Chess Records. The Texas-style shuffle of
“I Got This”, the funky soul of “Always Fooling Me”, and the rabble-rousing rockabilly of “Grow Some” are all testaments to Kathy & the Kilowatts enviable command of an array of rootsy, yet modern genres.
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