I can’t actually recall the number of times that I have quoted the saying that the blues ain’t nothin’ but a feeling but that ain’t nothin’ but the truth. Steve Krase has been about a bit, it would seem, with his harmonica and his track record leading him into those twelve bars time and time again.
“Some Day” is a conventional blues album and pretty much what you would expect of a genre where innovation is far from the norm. That is not to do a disservice to Steve Krase or his supporting players for they quite clearly know what the people want in the blue collar blue jeans downtown blues clubs. James Henry, in particular, makes his guitar sing right along with the husky tones of Mr Krase. He’s in the right place at the right time all the time.
Even when drifting from the norm – the intro to “Texistential Blues”, for example, Steve Krase knows where his roots are and the song soon returns to Friday night beer drinking speed and that pace is easily maintained all the way through to “I’m A Rocker”.
There might be many like it but the fact remains that “Some Day” is an honest album and Steve Krase has got the feeling just right.