So one of the albums that has been on the iPod for the last several weeks is a blues album titled Lead Me On by a five piece blues band hailing from Williams Lake, BC, Canada, Soupbone. The album is quickly becoming a favorite. Dean Fulton fronts the band and provide lead vocals, great keyboards and harmonica. His outstanding keyboard work is quickly displayed on the album as he takes the lead on the opening track. “Don’t Miss You at All.” Throughout the album Dean trades leads with sizzling lead guitarist Joel Gyselink. Gyselink’s guitar work throughout the album is right on, providing hot riffs on some tracks and burning soulful riffs on others. Garry ‘Blind Dog Guido’ Grosso provides rhythm guitar and is the band’s resident blues aficionado. Grosso is a big fan of Chicago blues and his dedication to those blues are a huge influence on Soupbone’s music. The rest of the rhythm section includes; Shane Boxeur on bass and Brandon Fauteux (pronounced Photo) on drums.
The band lists as their inspiration; Albert and Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Ray Charles and the Allman Brothers, and the band does them proud!
As I look through the track list after “Don’t Miss You at All” , Hum “End of the Day” like that one, “Old Johnny Walker” that one too. “Lead Me On”, yep… well you get the picture! So check out the album! You can check out their music at CDBaby or Amazon or at the band’s Myspace page!
Here’s a favorite from the album “Voodoo Doll”