Album Review: "In My Mind" by Ilana Katz Katz (8/10)

Distributed by: Regina Royale

Producer: Matt Isbell

From Boston’s subway platforms to the national stage, blues/roots violinist and singer-songwriter Ilana Katz Katz covers a lot of musical terrain. On her latest album she’s joined by Johnny Burgin and his band on a majority of Katz originals. She was raised on classical, with a heavy dose of Americana and country styles. That unique mix manifests itself on cuts like the Memphis/Stax mash-up title track, the haunting and socially relevant “Nine Souls” and the rockabilly-flavored “Bad Child.” “Downtown with the Devil” gives the late Charlie Daniels a run for his money, and the auto-biographical “Woman, Play the Blues” is set to an infectious JL Hooker beat.