The immediate stand out track on 10 Days Out…Blues from the Backroads was Kenny and Buddy’s acoustic version of “Honky Tonk”. So much so that Buddy Flett was the first artist from 10 Days Out whose material I pursued more extensively. It took a while but I finally figured out that he was a member of The Bluebirds and promptly placed an order. The cd wasn’t my cup of tea at all. I was looking more for the sound he had on Honky Tonk and the Bluebirds disc wasn’t that. In retrospect I probably didn’t give the cd a fair chance but my father loves it so it all worked out in the end. I had pretty much moved on when I heard about a Buddy Flett solo debut called Mississippi Sea.Coming out of Shreveport, Louisiana’s Sand Box Studios, Mississippi Sea captures that chugging acoustic blues sound I was hoping for. The disc features 12 tracks. All written or co-written by Buddy and produced by Buddy and Darren Osborne. Five of the tracks feature a full band ensemble while the remaining tracks just feature Buddy with his whiskey soaked voice and some bad ass acoustic and slide-guitar. This is exactly what I was hoping for when I went in search of more material from Buddy Flett. To say I fell in love with this cd immediately would be accurate. If you enjoyed Buddy’s material on Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s cd/dvd then this is disc is a must own for you.
It’s essential listening for me.
Here is a kick ass video I just came across on YouTube. It is what appears to be a home video of Buddy playing the title track, Mississippi Sea….Totally Awesome: