Sunday, March 04, 2007

Kelly's Lot - Come To This

Here is the latest release from Los Angeles based Kelly’s Lot titled Come To This. This recording smokes from the first not to the last.

They open with Train, I neat rockin’ tune with interesting lyrics. I can see a definite Janis Joplin influence in Kelly’s lyrics and style, but maybe a bit more focused. Next is the title track, Come To This. I really enjoyed the lyrics and arrangement of this song. I know of many who could relate to the message in the words here. The music is outstanding. They follow with Woman’s Love, the first really bluesy song on the recording. This is a great showcase of Kelly’s blues style as well as for all the band members to hit their stride. It is a slow shuffle that just smokes. At times Kelly reminds me of Beth Hart, but is far more focused in her approach and delivery of the message in her music. This isn’t fluff music either, Kelly’s Lot delivers a message at all times. From the feeling in a sax solo, guitar or her deeply felt vocals or even the punctuation of a drum. Happy Girl is next, and this is a nice upbeat tune with a great dance beat. The guitar solo in this is very well done. Not flash or show but a nice piece that really fits the mood and flow of the song, as does the sax solo. Only Human follows and is a neat slow number that lyrically explores some of the vulnerabilities of the human spirit. They follow with Take This Heart. I believe this is my personal favorite. They close with Today, a great song that speaks of doing what one must to get through the day. This song has excellent music and great lyrics as with the rest of the recording.

I would also like to commend Kelly’s Lot for their work with various charities and causes. They have done many shows and benefits to help with these organizations:

The American Liver Foundation, American Cancer Society, Millerwood Animal Shelter, Women's Care Cottage, STOP CANCER: The Next Generation, Aids Healthcare Foundation, Team Fierce, Jonnies Charity, Dubnoff Center, Valley Trauma Center, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Phoenix House, Valley Community Clinic, Wellness Community, John Tracy Clinic, Red Cross, Santa Monica Fire Dept's Fund for 9/11, Childrens Hospital, Shriners Burn Center, ...and a friend in need.

Great Job!

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