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May 17, 2008

Sue DaBaco & Wise Fools

I recently discovered a talented female blues guitar player from the mid-West, by the name Sue DaBaco. I've been listening to her CD "Voodoo Juice" lately, and I am impressed.

This woman has great blues guitar chops, although her sound is modern. She uses effects in a tasteful way. Vocals are also handled by DaBaco, and she has a good bluesy voice, that also works great for the more rockier tracks on this CD

The CD "Voodoo Juice" has quite a bit of variety to it. I hear influences from Jeff Beck, Hendrix, Clapton, but there also seems to be country guitar and jazz vocalist influences. I even hear some old Venture-like lines in some places. This album is fun to listen to due to all the variety of tunes, as well the versatile guitar playing DaBaco showcases here.

Take a listen to DaBaco and Wise Fools at their website - Wise Fools download page.

DaBaco has a fat Stratocaster sound, and I believe she uses Peavey Delta Blues amps. Often her tone is semi-dirty, meaning some overdrive happening but not totally saturated gain. Very nice sound.

There's a lot of instrumental work on this CD. Great rhythm playing, and she has a solid rhythm section supporting her. I bet that seeing this band live would be a lot of fun.

One track that really stands out is the last tune on the album, the Hendrix cover "Voodoo Chile". This is a 10:53 long version that has the typical wah-wah wailing happening, but there's a lot of band dynamics on display here. The song has a long section of cool guitar improvisation with a clean tone, before the overdrive kicks back in.

It's great to hear the versatile and great playing from DaBaco, and be sure to check out her band if they happen to play a venue near you. In the meantime, you can get a copy of her CD at the Wise Fool's website

By Robert Renman - www.dolphinstreet.com


Posted by Robert Renman on May 17, 2008

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