It formed the basis for Rock n’ Roll and can be heard in canonized songs from “Wipe Out” to Erykah Badu’s “Pick Yo Afro Daddy.” Of course, I am writing about the blues and I always have to tip my hat, at least a bit, to those gifted musicians who are carrying on this great American style. Enter guitarist and composer Richard Cowdrey; he’s here with a stunning track from his EP “Whispering Mind” – the song is titled “Little Red House.” and seems to be a nod (and quite an homage) to the great Jimi Hendrix track “Red House.”
Cowdrey’s guitar playing is elegant, to say the least; he has a delicate touch on the instrument which is pronounced when necessary, but most of the time he lets the melodies speak for themselves. This isn’t to say that there is a lack power as there is plenty of dynamism in his technique. “Little Red House” is a modern take on something uniquely American and it’s more than worth a listen or two.