Album Review of
Voodoo Doll and Other Blues Lessons
Gaetano Letizia & the Underworld Blues Band

Written by Duane Verh
April 12, 2014 - 12:00am EDT
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Clevelander Letizia treks the trail blazed by guitarists such as Robben Ford and Chris Cain, fusing blues and jazz into a fresh sounding hybrid that does right by both its sources.  Both the bite and touch this enterprise requires are evident on each track here as is a welcome knack for change-ups in tone and attack. The lyrical slant is towards the sly and ironic on cuts including “Kill My Conscience”, “The Devil is a Nice Guy” and the title track.  Solid keys-and-rhythm backup here as well.