It’s been a while since I’ve had a blues CD to review, but this week that changes with Kyler Schogen’s Electric Life.
Schogen is out of Edmonton and offers up a disk of 13-cuts. He has penned 11 of the songs, the exceptions being the inclusion of Willie Dixon’s 29 Ways and Jumpin’ Jack Flash from the team of Jagger and Richards.
Schogen is actually a veteran blues man having played with Slowburn since the mid-1990s and with his own band, having recorded several CDs with the duel units.
The music is that sort of good-timing blues which gets the toes tapping. The music has the sad side of life lyrics, but the music suggests tossing the negativity and having some fun. Schogen does a good job of offering up that take on things.
A fun blues CD disk, which not the best I’ve heard this year, has its charms for a summer drive.
Check it out at www.myspace.com/kylerschogen
— CALVIN DANIELS
-- Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper Sept 1, 2010 - Yorkton, SK. Canada