Album Review: Cash Box Kings - Holding Court (8/10)

Cash Box Kings-HOLDINGThe Oscar Wilson/Joe Nosek-led blues 
band continue to move forward with their
vintage ‘50s-flavored Chicago sound. All 
the touchstones of love, money and good 
times are engagingly addressed in tracks 
by founding fathers like John Lee Hooker, 
Jump Jackson. But there are also a number 
of originals here, such as “Download Blues” and “Gotta Move Out to the Suburbs.” These two songs, in particular, shine a spotlight on contemporary issues wrapped in a traditional bow. This may be something the band should consider doing more of in the future. – Eric A. Harabadian