Devin Cuddy Band

Kitchen Knife

Kitchen Knife is a fun bluesy record from country rock outfit The Devin Cuddy Band and a strong follow-up to the Juno nominated debut, Vol 1. You don’t have to love country to appreciate this record, as influences from Scott Joplin to blues reveal themselves on several tracks. The album’s premiere single, “Forty Four”, is catchy but it’s “Ode to a Gypsy’s Daughter” that deserves a spot on your end-of-summer playlist. Guaranteed to get your feet moving, its up-tempo country for the modern cowgirl. Although frontman Cuddy may be overshadowed by his father Jim (of Blue Rodeo), nostalgic tracks like “Home” reveal the soul of a musician, always on the road, longing for home. Vocally, it’s nothing exciting, but it’s pleasantly upbeat without too much of that country twang. A new Blue Rodeo for the millennial set, should please even those without much of a taste for country.

Published in Volume 69, Number 1 of The Uniter (September 3, 2014)

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