Lady sings the blues…with a little energetic country. “Goin’ Gone” is the fifth offering from blues singer/songwriter Kat Danser who this time teams up with Juno award winning producer Steve Dawson who’s added an extra dimension with his majestic guitar and pedal steel work. Danser’s swampy roots and deep throated blues style is complemented perfectly by Jim Hoke’s saxaphone and harmonica, Matt Comb’s fiddle and mandolin with Jeremy Holmes (bass) and Gary Craig (drums) providing the throbbing, foot-tapping rhythms.
Homage is paid to blues legend Mississippi Fred McDowell with ‘Train I Ride’, with Sam McGee’s Chevrolet Car the only other cover. Otherwise it’s all Danser’s own work and she’s come up with some gems; the title track is a catchy JC - like train number whilst Memphis, Tennessee is blues all the way where “I do as I please”. Highlights are the sultry My Town with its Tex-Mex feel, and the closing track, appropriately titled Time For Me To Go, the mandatory relationship break-up number where things veer a little towards country. Comparisons?…probably country blues legend Marshall Chapman at her peak in the late 70s and early 80s.
“Goin’ Gone” is one of those albums where the band’s musicianship almost outshines Danser’s not inconsiderable vocal talents, but overall this is one that blues fans can buy with confidence.