Lefty Williams // All In

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at 9:10 AM
Lefty Williams // All In by Cory Vaillancourt

Lefty Williams

All In

Tree Leaf Music

4 Stars

For guitarists, excuses can often get in the way of practicing – I’m tired, I have a job, I have kids, pets, problems, a comfy couch, and I’ve been playing for 20 years and I still suck anyway, so what’s the use? Well, after listening to Lefty Williams’ latest release All In (available Aug. 21), I picked up ol’ blackie and woodshedded for about eight hours straight. Williams is that inspiring because he has a handy excuse not to play, but he hasn’t let it stop him from becoming a smokin’ guitarist: HE WAS BORN WITH ONLY ONE ARM. Anatomy aside, Williams is more on the “rhythm” side of “rhythm and blues,” but can still bring the fire when necessary as well as belt out soulful, heartfelt vocals to boot, especially on the powerful track “Coming Apart.” So the next time the couch is calling, give this album a spin and get to practicin’. You’ve no excuse. – Cory Vaillancourt.

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