Friday, August 02, 2013

Grady Champion - 2013 - Tough Times Don't Last

Grady Champion is a singer, guitar player and harmonica player from Canton, Mississippi. Tough Times Don't Last is his new LP. He plays a brand of blues influenced by Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin' Wolf, Lionel Ritchi and Smoke Robinson. He can belt out the blues with the best of them and write a rock solid song on which to exhibit his harmonica skills. These are energetic songs that will get stuck in your head. Flourishes like the female chorus accent the catchiness. Highlights include My Time Baby, Trust Yourself, Broken Down Cadillac, Glory Train, Things Ain't What They Used To Be, Ghetto, Cookie Jar,