The Muse's Muse  
Muses MailMuses Newsmuse chatsongwriting resource home
Regular Columnists

CD REVIEW: Voodoo Pilot, "Voodoo Pilot"
By David Lockeretz - 12/30/2002 - 09:50 PM EST

Artist: Band: Voodoo Pilot
Album: Voodoo Pilot
CD Review: From the Windy City comes a band that seems more influenced by the Delta blues sound than by Chicago style--but that's all well and good. Any blues is good blues.

Voodoo Pilot gets it right on this 5-song CD, with tasteful guitar and keyboard licks over solid grooves. Bands whose influence can be heard here include the Black Crowes, the Doobie Brothers and the Allman Brothers, especially on the instrumental "Soldier in the Sky."

There are two simple things that this band can do to get more mainstream appeal--without diluting their sound. First, overall the vocals are not prominent enough in the mix. Second, some of the songs have unnecessarily long outros, either with repeated choruses or musical vamps, particularly "Devil Is Dead" and "Hand Me Down My Cross."

Those quips notwithstanding, this is a promising start from Voodoo Pilot, and hopefully more will be heard from them in the future.

For booking information about Voodoo Pilot, call 773-506-8022.

[ Current Articles | Archives ]

Help For Newcomers
Help for Newcomers
Helpful Resources
Helpful Resources
Regular Columnists
Music Reviews
Services Offered
About the  Muse's Muse
About Muse's Muse
Subscribe to The Muse's News, free monthly newsletter for songwriters
with exclusive articles, copyright & publishing advice, music, website & book reviews, contest & market information, a chance to win prizes & more!

Join today!

Created & Maintained
by Jodi Krangle


1995 - 2016, The Muse's Muse Songwriting Resource. All rights reserved.

Read The Muse's Muse Privacy Statement