Music Review: Missy Andersen – Missy Andersen
Smoky Mountain Blues Society
By Blue Barry
There’s a new name out there in the music world and it is Missy Andersen. Not really new, she has played with Earl Thomas and toured the US and Europe with his band for several years, sharing stages with Ray Charles, B. B. King, Robert Cray and others.
Let’s get to the music. Soul, blues, smoldering good stuff, I’m really impressed. This CD has 8 tracks and they are all great. Missy sings; her husband Heine plays guitar, Asmus Jensen on drums, Jeppe Juul on organ, and Søren Bøjgaard on bass. What a great unit. These guys can really build up a song. Søren on bass is just wonderful. I have listened to this CD several times, and the bass work is phenomenal. All is hear is Missy’s sensuous voice, and those bass lines. Then the drums and organ, and the classy, guitar licks come through. Something else.
Missy has a voice that, well, just makes you want to hug her. She just drifts right in there. Soft, sweet, yet powerful, saying what needs to be said in her way. My favorite cuts are “Ace of Spades,” and “I Can’t Stand the Rain.” She has two original cuts and the whole thing just moves. Very tasty when you are hungry for some blues with soul.
The more I listen, the more I hear, and the more I like it. You should try this one out and see if it fits. If she comes to town I’ll be there. Check it out at missyandersen.com. Oh yea and you can find more at myspace.com/missyandersenlive.RETURN TO REVIEWS LIST