Back Around Here CD Review
Midwest Record - Lake Zurich, IL
by Chris Spector
It's taken the singing harp man 7 years to find a hole in his schedule large enough to blast out some west side inspired blues that sound like second generation real deal. Without his usual crew, this set is something of a contemporary all star extravaganza, at least for those who dig Chicago blues that hit it hard core. Keeping it in the tradition like he's natcherl born on Maxwell Street, Stone does it old school without homage, nostalgia, kitsch or over reliance on iconography. Trust me, Big Walter is smiling down on this overdue set.