Del Rey truly illustrated what a first rate performer
she is. Here is an artiste, who is indeed a first rate blues
musician and vocalist, but she can also entertain and excite
audiences with very much more than that.
Bored with the boys and their bottlenecks and bell
brass blues guitars? Then check out Del Rey: she plays
acoustic blues, ragtime, sings, tells good stories, plays a
metal-bodied resonator guitar, dresses imaginatively, and is
not a boy.
Most acoustic blues guitarists wear thin
after just a few songs, but the Guitar Queen continues to
delight, even after a dozen or more ...another factor
distinguishing the Guitar Queen from contemporaries is that
Rey uses her natural diction and clear tone, eschewing the
mannered vocals of some other blueswomen. Instead of a
forced rasp and mumble, the guitarist sings witty, literate
lyrics with a wry deliver that is sometimes dry, sometimes
Album dopo album, la brava blueswoman
riesce a convincerci ulteriormente, denotando una spiccata
fantasia oltre l'ormai acquisita personalita.
If you like your blues warm, wise, witty
and well-played, give Del Rey a listen.
Cruz Sentinel, USA
Del Rey... channels the spirit of Memphis
Minnie while maintaining a thoroughly hip, Left Coast sense
Del Rey packs a whole orchestra into her