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Lee Palmer – One Take, Live At Canterbury | Album Review

Lee Palmer - One Take: Live at Canterbury 
Self-Produced
CD: 10 songs; 41:38 Minutes
Styles: Mellow Blues, Blues Rock

by RAINEY WETNIGHT. On September 11, 2012, Canadian Lee Palmer took a risk, and the stage, as he recorded his debut album “One Take: Live at Canterbury.” In this reviewer’s opinion, it was a gutsy move, as many blues artists choose a studio-polished compilation for their first major release. Nevertheless, “One Take” has paid off, especially on Palmer’s own songs. With him are drummer Al Cross, bassist David Woodhead, Dennis Keldie on five different instruments (Wurlitzer, Hammond, Fender Rhodes, grand piano and accordion), Elmer Ferrer on “electric guitar and sizzling solos,” Jenn Kee on background vocals, and Wendell Ferguson on “bad jokes and great guitar.” Lee’s style is mellow and low-key, suitable for a relaxing evening at home or a casual nightclub. These three original tracks are candidates for listeners’ top picks (of ten total, with covers such as “House of the Rising Sun” and “Everyday Blues Jam”): READ MORE