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Darrell Nulisch: I Like It That Way

Darrell Nulisch possesses one of the supplest, most heartbreaking male voices in contemporary blues and R&B. His last release The Whole Truth was a breakthrough album that garnered widespread critical acclaim. His new release is every bit its equal.

There's a pathos to Nulisch's vocals that only a handful of R&B singers can match. He's an excellent songwriter to boot, often collaborating with bassist Steve Gomes on sophisticated tunes that hark back to classic albums by Johnny Ace and Little Willie John, similar artists who also straddled that line between blues and R&B.

I Like It That Way has a ...

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Darrell Nulisch: The Whole Truth

Here's some authentic-sounding soul with a bluesy bent from singer-harmonica player Darrell Nulisch. Ex of Ronnie Earl's Broadcasters and Anson Funderburgh's Rockets, Nulisch a great voice, his songs and covers are full of passion, and his band is terrific.

The Whole Truth is Nulisch's second release under his own name. In addition to the leader, it features Joe Moeller (guitar), Bejie Porecki (keys), Steve Gomes (bass), and Robb Stupka (drums). This core group is augmented by the four-piece DC Horns, Ricardo Mouzon on percussion, and three female backup singers.

Too many white blues singers sound like they're mimicking black blues ...



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