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Dwight Edwards
Heart of the Blues
by Karla Ash
10.28.07

Blues may usually be about heartbreak and emotional pain, but the way that Dwight Edwards sings it and plays it, it never hurt so good. Edwards is a blues musician with the spirit of a soul man. Even his playing - slow, smoking, sexy riffing - is not your typical blues but owing a debt to jazz, vintage R&B, and Gospel. He creates a relaxing yet electrically charged atmosphere, especially on "One More Time" wherein his guitars soar with the horns.

Comparisons to B.B. King will be inevitable because Edwards also has a husky, big-throated voice that'll give you a huge, warm hug. But whether he's singing or not, he conveys his emotions through his guitar, and there isn't a note wasted. While there are some upbeat moments here, such as "One More Time" and the naughty "Fat Meat Ain't Greasy," Edwards will chill you out while he's making you hot.

More on Dwight Edwards:
www.dwightedwardsbluesband.com.