This album has a definite retro feel with its smooth vocal harmonies and twangy blues rhythm. Having his roots in Edmonton, and taking the local scene there by storm, Rault pulls out his fourth CD with an unstoppable liveliness. The single Call Me On The Phone has obvious similarities to something you would hear off the Dirty Dancing soundtrack – a slow, bouncy melody with plucky guitar riffs. Close your eyes and you’ll swear you’ve been transported back to 1960. On the track I Don’t Need No Help Getting Down, Rault pulls out a more hard-charging energy that is both hypnotic and groovy, with elements of old-school blues. This album is a must for people who miss the natural sounds of classic rhythm and blues. Catch Rault perform Thursday, Nov. 25 at the Pyramid with Bedouin Soundclash and Charlie Winston.
Published in Volume 65, Number 13 of The Uniter (November 25, 2010)