It has to be the understatement of the century. Erin McCallum’s voice could fill Rome’s Coliseum. An established blues vocalist/guitarist, her new cd It’s Time is a suitable title because It’s Time Canada recognized she’s one of our top performers.
With a voice that sets the blues on fire, Erin’s new cd delivers the knockout punch. And the cd comes with a heavy warning. Do not start by playing cut 3, Band Aid Solution. You’ll be hooked for hours. Band Aid Solution features Erin’s powerful voice intertwined with a soaring guitar. It simply takes your breath away and you want to play it over and over.
The entire cd plays like a case of dynamite ready to explode into your headphones. Produced by Juno award winner, Jack De Keyzer, the alto-tenor vocals of Erin McCallum sizzle into a solid wall of musical sounds And don’t think this cd is just about an incredible voice. The Erin McCallum Band features a group of talented musicians that know how to rock it with the best of them.
“Can you feel it on your soul on the back of the beat
Where the vibe comes together and the energies meet
And it fills right up spaces bigger than me
It’s bigger than the mountains or the ebb of the sea”
You’re swept away by a wave of sound.
And you continue to ride that wave for the rest of the cd. It’s packed with great tunes, all written and arranged by Erin. Some of the features are the gospel-like, Raise Me Up, the powerful ballad It’s Time and the bluesy funk of Frequency Flow. And don’t forget the country-soul inspired Can’t Break Me Down and the slow blues smoker, Looking For An Answer.
It’s Time by Erin McCallum is a tightly produced cd that grabs you from the moment you start listening to it. So what are you waiting for? Go get yourself a copy. Now!
Erin McCallum – vocals, guitar, harmonica*
Brian George Harrison – lead guitars
Anthony Brook – bass
Joe Pace – drums and percussion
Jack de Keyzer – guitar (2nd solo – “Bad Situations”, lead guitar – “Frequency Flow”, rhythm tracks – “Raise Me Up” & “It’s Time ”, slide – “Can You Feel It”)
David McMorrow – keys
David Rodenburg – sax
Ray Podhornic – trumpet