Queensland, Australia
March 2001
*** 1/2
Conversation With The Blues review

Toronto singer and harmonica player Michael Pickett has been on the
blues scene for over thirty years. Pickett played in bands Whiskey Howl
and Wooden Teeth in the '70s and '80s; he also recorded with Bo Diddley
in the early seventies on the soundtrack "Diary of A Sinner" and "Big
Bad Bo". In 1981 he formed his own band and in 1998 released his debut
CD " Blues Money ".

The band includes B-3 organ, piano, plus a pretty damn good brass
section. Ten of the tunes on " Conversation With The Blues " are
originals; there's the mellow "When I Lay My Burden Down", the smooth
and brassy "Look Out At The Weather", and the brilliant "Big Train".
Pickett adds some pretty damn fine resophonic guitar to "Bad Love",
"Cecil & Spadina" and "The River". Fantastic.

John Bates


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