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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.


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