Inspired by classic and electric blues, the Bridget Kelly Band has placed their unique stamp on the blues genre, with high-energy live performances and a hybrid sound that mixes Texas and Memphis Blues with various Southern Blues traditions.
Blues Warrior is the 6th studio album for the Bridget Kelly Band following last year’s 2 CD blues marathon Bone Rattler. Again it features the sultry-sweet vocals of Bridget Kelly and the guitar work of husband Tim Fik. Rounding out the lineup are bass players Mark Armbrecht and Mike Hamm, drummers Michael Barady and Christine Alexander, keyboard player Chris Alexander and harmonica whiz “Little Mike” Markowitz.
Like the band’s prior outings, the guitar work of Tim Fik is absolutely gut busting. Tim charges each note with positive ions as he taps from a variety of styles and players. You can hear Hendrix and Stevie Ray and even Robbie Kreiger. Fik straddles the fence between rock and blues and strays confidently into either territory. His tone and improvisational funkiness are a joy to listen to.
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Marty's review: The latest offering from the Bridget Kelly Band delivers the blues in no uncertain terms, and the style and professionalism of all involved shines through on all levels. Tim Fik's guitar work has influences from past masters but he has his own style and plays licks even the devil would be frightened to tackle. Bridget's powerful vocals blend right in and she delivers each lyric with confidence and an energy that's hard to hold back. Their backing section keeps up with relative ease and provides the solid backing to make this an all round effort that will please blues-rock fans to no end. It's a knockout from start to finish.