Kingfish, for his name’s sake, is a Blues Rock legend of the 21st century. He has made some thrilling music in this style, even having his own Fender Custom Shop Telecaster for sale, which sounds as amazing as his first album does. This is his follow-up album to his self-titled debut album Kingfish, which was an outstanding listen by all accounts. Since Kingfish is on the up musically, this deserves to be listened to, so let’s hear this album.
662 begins the album with some interesting Fender Stratocaster styled sounds, before launching into a quirky old school Blues tune. Eventually, the song gets more serious with some wild playing and a clearer vocal from Kingfish. Nonetheless, this tune sounds awesome and real, compared to the manufactured postmodern Pop music of today. A great tune to launch the album with, and this sounds like a strong effort musically. Kingfish then puts a false ending to the song, before launching into a cool guitar solo here. Nice work dude, the title of this song refers to where Kingfish grew up. The guitar solo here is insanely good, and Kingfish is easily one of the best guitar players out there today. This wraps up with an awesome outro, and great music to hear.
She Calls Me Kingfish begins with some thunderous drum rolls and guitars, quickly launching into another Blues classic by Kingfish. It sounds as though he is using a humbucker equipped Fender Telecaster here, over the top of a great Blues tune. Kingfish’s playing, singing and musicality are fantastic in this song and it is a tale of lust and desire. There is a wah-wah guitar solo towards the middle of the song, which sounds really fantastic. A unique and interesting musical piece, Kingfish makes both older Blues lovers and a new generation listen up to his music. A fine tune to hear, this is mind-blowingly amazing. Lusting after a certain woman who is too hard to get, Kingfish expresses male sexual desire very well. It ends with some unique guitar soloing, a manic drum part and a fantastic conclusion. Excellent.
Long Distance Woman begins with a 4/4 kick drum beat and a basic guitar riff, launching into a slide guitar frenzy by Kingfish. This song is, as the title says, about the difficulties of being in a long distance relationship. Kingfish sings deeply about a woman who doesn’t get the fact that it is difficult to manage such a relationship with his schedule. Musically, this is a nice and slower Blues romp with amazing guitars on it. There is a mid-position guitar part, leading into another awesome and amazing guitar solo that Kingfish plays with skill and finesse. A really great piece about a stalker of sorts to deal with, this is a fantastic tune. The outro is a fantastic one, with guitars galore and a neat conclusion. Mint.
Another Life Goes By begins with some super deep basslines, subtle drum machine styled beats and some loose guitar parts and riffing to get your ears’ attention. Kingfish sings in a typical Blues sense and wishes for peace, which is very unusual for most Blues music. Still, it works extremely well and Kingfish sings about the systematic and morally wrong nature of racism and other ongoings in the USA. This is exactly why Black Lives Matter. Regardless, this is a pretty and subdued tune that showcases Kingfish as a great vocalist and mellow Blues guitarist. The quirky guitar solo is excellently played, once again, and Kingfish is in fine form here. Some great lyrics are on this song, and indeed, Kingfish points out how bad racism is in the Americas. This minimal track is a joy to hear. A fantastic and sharp tune about a touchy subject, but Kingfish nails it perfectly. Great job man, and in addition, it is great to hear such a message. Nice tune.
Not Gonna Lie begins with some nicely played and layered guitar parts with a wah-wah bit, before launching into a really awesome and punchy tune that is very catchy and quite Led Zeppelin-esque. Kingfish sings from the heart and tells an autobiographical piece of music about his background and situation in life. This is exactly why people should become musicians, to break out of poverty and crime, much like Kingfish mentions here. There is a fantastic wah-wah guitar solo over the super catchy guitar riff on this song, and it is a real headbanger’s delight. A song to make one smile, this is exactly what a new generation of guitarists needs to hear as a song. A powerful and awesome tune, this is superb. The ending is fantastic.
Too Young To Remember begins with choppy drum rolls, and some loose funky style guitar parts, before quickly launching into an awesome sounding tune. Singing about memories of the past about alcohol and past events, Kingfish lays the Blues down for the listener. This song has a nice Bluesy guitar solo to match the funky sounding main riff on this tune, and as per usual, you can hear such a big effort by Kingfish on this tune. There is some subtle organ in the second half of this tune, just as a ripping guitar solo touches one’s soul. All in all, this is a definitely fantastic tune to hear. It simply works, just like the rest of the album. “When you see me playing guitar, you’ll be looking back 100 years…” shows the depth and tradition of Kingfish’s guitar work and influences. This song ends with a lone guitar solo before Kingfish acknowledges his influences and a huge bunch of drum rolls finishes this off. Brilliant.
You’re Already Gone begins with hi-hats and acoustic guitars. It is a simple and melodic piece of music about relationship issues with a lover. It is quite interesting and sad listening about a relationship that is gone, so to speak. Kingfish does more minimal ballads just as well as loud, rocking anthems. There is a slide guitar solo near the middle which is really fantastic sounding. A pretty, different and interesting tune to hear about difficulties in one’s romantic life, Kingfish nails this acoustic number wonderfully. A gorgeous and different listen, despite the deeper emotions at hand. The guitar playing on this song is really fantastic, and Kingfish makes a mellow and concentrated effort for the listener. Nice work dude.
My Bad begins with some crunchy guitar sounds, a wah-wah lead guitar solo and thunderous drums. Kingfish begins singing about a messed up situation in one’s love life. This is really cool music, and it is, just as Justin Warfield suggested, Cool Like The Blues. Kingfish regrets making some mistakes with a lover of sorts and plays beautifully and melodically here. Whoever said Blues music was dead? It never has been. Kingfish rocks out with some tremendous and note-perfect guitar solos that really steal the show. Acknowledging his own relationship failures, this tune is a super effort. Everything here sounds really top and amazing sonically, and this is an enjoyable romp for such dark subject matter. Brilliantly executed as usual, the guitars and organs that make up the outro are different.
That’s All It Takes begins with organs, trumpet sections and other delicious Blues Rock sounds. Singing about a lover long lost, this is gorgeous and deep music that makes one wonder where their love has been lost for an ex-partner along the way. The chorus is a lovely listen, and this is a great song about difficulties in a relationship. Regardless, this is a bright and breezy piece of music on the matter, and it is very catchy and unique. This is not too far away from Eric Clapton’s 1970s efforts, and the guitar solo on this tune is just delicious. A joy to hear, regardless of if you are single or with a loved one, Kingfish nails it all here. No matter what happens in life, true love remains forever in one’s heart. Kingfish acknowledges this, and he sings and plays like a legend in this song. A deep, moving and upbeat tune, despite the obvious romance troubles in this song. It ends with some Hawaiian sounding Fender guitar parts, before concluding. Great, give this guy some more music awards right now.
I Got To See You begins with some quirky guitar riffs, some marching styled drums and Kingfish sings about more relationship issues at hand. Kingfish sounds very joyous and romantic in a lyrical sense here, he just delivers absolutely brilliantly on this album. Kingfish sings about travelling on trains and other forms of transport to reach a lover. Another great song with some expressive and interesting lead guitar solos by Kingfish. All in all, this is another amazing cut from an amazing album that impresses the listener. There is a happy conclusion to this song about finding a lover and it makes a great impression when you hear this. A really amazing tune, this fades out gently. Great job Kingfish.
Your Time Is Gonna Come is not a Led Zeppelin cover. Instead, it is a piano led piece with guitars and gentle percussion to hear. This shows the depth and magnitude of Kingfish’s musical work. It gradually builds up in intensity, and Kingfish sings about an unfaithful lover at hand. He sings and plays loose guitar parts in such a way that this tune comes really alive. In any case, this tune has a loud, punchy and wild guitar solo which sounds really brilliant. Kingfish obviously is very passionate about the music that he makes and showcases a very decent and impressive tune at hand. The guitar playing on this tune is really fantastic. There is some rickety Blues piano in the second half, and Kingfish tells a lover that, it is finished between him and her. This eventually leads up to a powerful and different sounding outro at hand, and it ends with a lot of musicianship and intensity. Great work musically. The Blues is well and truly alive with Kingfish.
That’s What You Do begins with some strange sounding Blues guitar parts, before launching into a Bluesy romp that sounds really cool and clever. Kingfish sings about the life and lifestyle of being a touring musician and illustrates how it really is. Being a full-time musician is by no means at all easy. There is a gorgeous and clean guitar solo in the midsection, with a great groove to match. Kingfish shows the world how important his music is, and the sacrifices involved in making his dreams a reality. This is an excellent listen, and it showcases Kingfish as an underrated musical legend. It ends with some dirty guitar parts and a nice drum roll. Good stuff my man.
Something In The Dirt is the last main track on this album, which has some gorgeous guitar licks, to begin with. Kingfish sings very beautifully and wonderfully over chiming Fender guitars, and details some of his upbringings in a song based sense. A pretty, lively and powerful tune, this is a nice, neat finish to a tremendously consistent and wonderful album for fans of all different types of music to enjoy. Kingfish does a brilliant job in a musical sense, and his guitars and vocals do sound brilliant here. A fantastic tune, this details the time when Kingfish at 11 years old snuck out of bed to deliver his first gig. This is a very awesome tune, and it does tremendously well. Great work Kingfish.
Rock & Roll – Bonus Track begins with some ghostly keyboards, acoustic guitars and a big sounding melancholy tune. This is a gorgeous yet sad-sounding tune, about selling one’s soul to Rock and Roll music itself. A deep and very emotional tune, this sounds really nice and sweet. The music in this song is about not giving up on one’s dreams. Very sad music, but it works. A lovely tearjerker sort of ballad, this is really pretty and inspired in a musical sense, there are gospel vocals in the background as well. If you are not moved by this tune, then you need to get into the Blues more. In the second half is a terrific guitar solo, followed by an acoustic guitar led section to conclude. Kingfish sings about the memories of his own mother, and this is very deep music. A great conclusion to a great album.
Kingfish has not just created a great album of Blues music here, but he has also topped his first album in terms of overall quality. Even though the album before was also an outright classic of its own. Therefore, if you have ever heard Blues music and are a fan of it, you will love this release. Never for a second does this become dull or boring, and it is a very special listen to have in your collection.
The best Blues artist of the 21st century.
He is an awesome talent! Loved his debut album and looking forward to this new release.