If your taste in double-dipping into the College of Musical Knowledge tends toward
smoky blues, back of the swamp grooves and seen-it-all lyrics being served
up by a band of old pros who know exactly what they’re doing when the record
button is pushed, look no further and step inside and check this little waffl e out.
Any fan of Tom Waits, Ry Cooder or the Staple Singers can just lie down and roll
around in this one. My Walking Stick is a fi ne listen from beginning to end, and the
dead-on instrumental work, Byrnes’ heartfelt vocals and the wide but warm production by Steve Dawson all
conspire to create their own funky little universe that comes to life from the first track on out. Recommended.