Tired of Being Alone Import
Rico McFarland is known to most modern blues fans primarily as the guitar slinger seen backing such legends as James Cotton and Lucky Peterson. With Tired of Being Alone, McFarland steps out on his own to deliver his take on where the blues stands in the new millennium. Enjoying the patronage of a few famous friends doesn't hurt, especially when those friends are Otis Clay and Syl Johnson. McFarland uses their prodigious talents to good effect on cover versions of "What If God Was One of Us" (Clay) and Al Green's "It Ain't No Fun to Me" (Johnson).
McFarland is no slouch himself at singing, not just playing, the blues, as he proves repeatedly here. While most modern blues seems to be mired in the guitar-store pyrotechnics of Kenny Wayne Shepherd and his brethren, Rico McFarland plays with genuine taste and feeling and isn't afraid to play a straight soul song or gospel. Tired of Being Alone is an album for fans of both B.B. King and Al Green, and that's a rare event. --Mike Johnson
Very diverse styles and all well done. Guitar solo's that will blow you away, strong, sexy vocals and so much soul.
Title track "Tired of Being Alone" really rocks out as well as "Bad Attitude" and "Giving Me the Blues". And what a totally cool soul version of "What if God Were One of Us". "The Other One" is really sexy and has a great harmonica solo by "Sugar Blue". "Rockin Chair" is really sexy too.
Rico McFarland can very well be the next B.B.King of the future.
This CD is just the beginning of a whole new Blues Generation.