King Biscuits are an acoustic, laid back blues driven duo; Jonathan on guitar, vocals and songwriter & Craig on harmonica, melodica, spoons, washboard and anything else percussive he can find. The majority of the tracks are their own the two covers have been given the biscuit treatment dunked into their vibe and resurface as two powerful tracks. Cocaine there are so many versions, lyrics have been gathered from various sources focussing on these with a twist of humour and Craig given the space blow his harp. How Come My Dog Don’t Bark When You Come Around, is another traditional number, they have evolved the sound to what it says today with a definite John Lee Hooker rhythm.
Every self-penned number is strong on telling a story reflecting the blues tradition they are steeped in, we have slow blues feet tapping blues, some slide and dirty guitar and the necessary double-entendre.
There is no doubt that this is an album rooted deep in the soul of blues you can imagine the duo sitting on a porch strumming and creating the effects they want by a few technical tweaks on the instrument of choice as demonstrated on the stand out tracks of this mighty fine album, which were Cold In the Morning with a grand harp intro before being joined by the guitar laid back blues at its best and Lies Travel Faster Than the Truth, this up tempo number gets the feet tapping and shows the skills of this talented duo who make The King Biscuit Boys.
The duo play acoustic blues if that is what you love then go no further pull up a chair read then buy All In A Day’s Work; an album packed with raw, dark blue acoustic that has been given a minimalist treatment that still packs a hefty musical punch.
Bluesdoodles gives this CD SEVEN doodle paws out of TEN ….