“Blues all over my shoes,” she says.
Well, she’s got ’em all over her feet, down around her soul and her knees as well. Right off the bat, Hanna PK lets her jelly roll in a wide swath of bluesy joy on her new album, “Blues All Over My Shoes.”
Her left hand walks a miracle mile, but steers clear of the right one as they race up and down the eighty-eights. I swear she has 12 fingers.
PK avoids the drama some blues singers cop to and wails instead with an untouched beauty, sincerity and appeal.
It’s all been expertly laid to tape in Baton Rouge by the incomparable bluesman Kenny Neal, who lends his talent playing on a number of tracks, and let me tell you, there ain’t a clunker in the bunch. No begging for mercy or salvation, just straight-ahead boogie with splashes woogie and soul. It’s pretty, it’s gritty, it’s gone.
I strongly suggest you go grab a copy—or two, if you’re so inclined—of “Blues All Over My Shoes.”
It’ll grow on you rapidamente.
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Frank De Blase is Rochester Beacon music writer.
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