by Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck
This is my second musical voyage on the Robin O’Herin
train. I have to say straight away, I am just as pleased with this
trip as the last. The Road Home is thirteen acoustic blues and
gospel tracks taken from the book of traditional and blues spirituals.
O’Herin is an exceptional vocalist and guitar player that
seems to be in her best element performing these songs. She has
the right timbre in her voice and her six-string prowess is more
than evident throughout this recording.
I must say for me personally, I have to be in the right mood to
listen to this kind of music, it is not something that has frequent
spins in my stereo and that is probably the reason why I can appreciate
it more when I do hear it. I really appreciate the message this
woman has; she backs it all with the warmth and heart of someone
that believes in what she is singing about while maintaining a
consistent and total respect for the music.
For one day, this CD was my road home. It is worth taking a turn
off the road your on now (assuming you are not on this one) to
see what you can discover along the way. If you are a blues lover,
great, but there is a lot more to this music than just a particular
style, as you will soon find out if you decide to listen.