Garner: "You Need To Live A Little"
witty, imaginative songwriter, crisply concise guitarist,
and convincing singer, Baton Rouge Larry Garner is the
proverbial triple threat -- and a good bet to rise to
blues stardom in the immediate future.
His major-label debut is a wondrous collection filled
with songs that don't embrace simple cliches ("Four
Cars Running," "Another Bad Day," and
"Shak Bully" are anything but routine). "Miracles
of Time" is almost pop-soul in its structure, while
"Rats and Roaches in My Kitchen," Garner's
lowdown tribute to swamp blues pioneer Silas Hogan,
benefits from Sonny Landreth's burrowing slide guitar."