From the first notes of the title-track opener, this trio of guitarists leaves no doubt that this album is going to rock and roll.
Sue Foley and Deborah Coleman need no introduction to anyone hip to modern blues guitar. They’re established veterans with a score of fine albums to their names.
Canadian Roxanne Potvin, however, is less known. She has two CDs to her credit, most recently The Way It Feels (Ruf Records), also out this month.
The release of Time Bomb is timed with the third Blues Caravan Tour, which Foley organizes to promote female blues guitarists. And onstage, the trio will mix it up, reviving the album.
This collaboration is a stunner. All three play Teles, and all three can punch out the blues. The sound here is warm and clear, and the songs hot. Now if only the liner notes specified who was playing lead on which track or through which channel.
This article originally appeared in VG‘s Sep ’07 issue. All copyrights are by the author and Vintage Guitar magazine. Unauthorized replication or use is strictly prohibited.