Miko Marks can sing the hell out of country, blues, and soul. And with guitarist/songwriter/producer Steve Wyreman again at her side, this new studio album may be her best yet.
The lead single “This Time” should be a starmaker; with rays of country and R&B, Marks’ impassioned vocals are accented by Wyreman’s guitar, organ, bass, and lap steel. The title track contains echoes of Creedence, the Stones, and maybe even Aretha, Wyreman’s guitar channeling a powerful Mick Taylor aura. “Trouble” rolls and tumbles like a lost ’50s Muddy Waters gem.
Live, Marks and the Resurrectors scorch. Playing an acoustic set as openers on Little Feat’s latest tour, the band left nothing on the table, with Wyreman unleashing funky rhythms and stirring leads from a way-vintage Martin, Justin Phipps on harmonica, and Effie Zilch adding harmony vocals. Playing electric, the ensemble can transform from Chicago blues drive to Muscle Shoals R&B. Side note: If you want to get the chills, check out Marks’ stellar cover of CCR’s “Long As I Can See The Light” on Youtube. And seek out Wyreman’s other projects; he’s a guitarist to watch.
This article originally appeared in VG’s February 2023 issue. All copyrights are by the author and Vintage Guitar magazine. Unauthorized replication or use is strictly prohibited.