Album Review: The Andy T Nick Nixon Band - Drink Drank Drunk

andytnnbandBLOGThe Andy T. Nick Nixon Band • Drink Drank Drunk • Delta Groove Music • Producer: Anson Funderburgh • Score: 8 out of 10

This is one of those kinds of records that you just can’t help but smile when you hear it.  The team of guitarist Andy T. and vocalist Nick Nixon is a winning combo that has accrued accolades world-wide at blues festivals in the U.S. and Europe. There is an arc to this release that spans a nice cross-section of rhythmic Americana-influenced covers and originals. These journeymen musicians take you from traditional 12-bar shuffles to New Orleans-flavored romps, all the way to Texas swing and some minor funk. Producer Funderburgh is an old friend and also an accomplished guitarist in his own right. He deftly leaves his imprint in a, mostly, supportive capacity to Andy T’s smart and sinewy riffs. And what a talent in the honey-voiced Nixon! This is an artist with an association that goes back to Jimi Hendrix and Billy Cox, with whom he still works. The term “veteran” could not be more appropriate. -Eric A. Harabadian