Kevin Self is a no-nonsense modern day electric blues guitarist and vocalist. His new album, Buy My Soul Back,” consists of 12 originals and one cover tune, Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire.”
The material ranges from the driving “Picking Empty Pockets” with guitar and sax solos to the R&B brass laden “Buy My Soul Back,” to the traditional “Digging My Own Grave” with some tasty slide guitar. Through it all Selfe’s melodic music combined with lyrics of life’s challenges and a foundation provided by his technical ability with the guitar produces a modern take on the blues.
While not a flashy album, it is true to its blues roots and should appeal to any fan of the blues, guitar, or just good music.