Blueberries And Grits by Sunday Wilde on Highway 11 Records

Reviewed by Harry Kaplan

Bluesy, rootsy, and old timey with a modern twist. All that is old is new again. Blueberries and Grits is the new album by Sunday Wilde. Wilde is a native of a rural town in Ontario, Canada. Even though she is from the country, her songs are urban and sophisticated. I have mentioned before that I am a sucker for a strong female voice. Check.  I also like clean recordings with out a lot of outside distractions such a popping or scratching.  Check. In fact, Blueberries And Grits is the best of both worlds.  That nostalgic bluesy, vaudeville-esque music recorded in a modern studio.  You can have your cake and eat it too!

Wilde’s voice is sultry and bawdy, especially on tracks such as Show Me A Man, That Man Drives Me Mad, and Daddy Daddy. She is not afraid to sing about, shall we say, relations between a man and a woman.  But she does it in a discreet and sophisticated way, most of the time.  I won’t bring up John The Conquer Root.  You guys can figure out what it’s about. There are strong elements of delta blues throughout this album as well.  The final track is straight up gospel entitled Come On In, and it is a beauty.  This is a fine offering from Miss Wilde.  Go to her website here and order a copy of Blueberries and Grits.

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