The teaming of Elam McKnight and Keith Carter works a treat. The re-ignite the delta blues styles that were so distinctive of the Robert Johnson, Lightning Hopkins, Leadbelly and John Lee Hooker, all masters. These artists don’t try to beat those masters at their own game, they give it their own contemporary flavour and the listener anticipates each track, savouring it like a nice cold Peroni. The exquisite malty bouquet an analogy for the flavour of this album of blues songs.
If you listen to this one cannot help but be reminded of the magnificent Rory Gallagher and the acoustic sessions like at Rockpalast in Germany. Picking a favourite off The Last Country Store took some effort and even then it was only because of the likeness in the vocal to Rory that pinned it down for me.
I really enjoyed this album and as a blues afficianado, this is a keeper.