Based out of Dallas, TX, “Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch” is an original high-energy trio, and we are reviewing their third release “Champagne Velvet.”
The 1st track “House Rockin’ Boogie #7” starts out with the feeling you are joining the party. This awesome jamming song about having a great time and it is a joy to listen to the grooving guitar chops are so sweet.
2nd track “Double My Money” Great R&B groove about life. The vocals that Jason delivers are as smooth as a nice frozen shot of tequila. And once again the guitar chops are so precise and graceful to listen to. Spoiler alert the ending tempo change is a great way to end.
3rd track “Midnight in Memphis” I could see this song being top 10 hit. The melodies and harmony have a wonderful soothing feeling to them. Never disappointing on the lead break Jason Elmore shows his true talent or mastering of the guitar.
4th track “Maybe” Nice blues rocking tune with a great upbeat tempo. Once again the lead guitar seems to take you on a journey all on its own.
5th track “Shine your Light” Slowing things down a bit with this song. Great vocal track with an awesome message of love, truly a great song. So no surprise the lead is as smooth as the song is.
6th track “Cross Eyed Woman” awesome song sounds like a blast from the past. Sounds like ole time R&B before the term was made up. The guitar work is exquisite from beginning to end.
7th track “Lament for Evelyn Mchale” Beautiful Instrumental with an awesome feel to it, like going to a movie or something. Great Tune to just close your eyes and listen.
8th track “Right as Rain” Another radio song from what I am listening to. Great melodies, harmony, and guitar licks. A very tight song with a broad appeal to more than just one genre.
9th track “Wish” Awesome song with Jason and his guitar taking us away to another world with his unique style of songwriting as well as his guitar playing.
10th track “Land Of Plenty” Back to some rock and roll blues on this track. I’d say it’s like something else, but I can’t think of anything, but maybe a BB King Vibe with the story and the kicking guitar licks.
11th “Champagne Velvet” The title track is a beautiful instrumental that will take you back in time, and the name says it all the velvet feel is throughout the entire track. Very nice smooth arrangement.
12 “The Promise” Off the cuff outtake, pretty funny
13 “Gone to Green” Robert Johnson would be proud to see his influence on a guitar in such a wonderful way. True old time blues song with awesome slide guitar as well.
14th “Mary Jane” Rock and rock is alive and loud with this track. Turn it up loud and enjoy the rocking sounds of the last song on the album. I bet this is an excellent live song for these guys to play.
What a great evening it has been taking the time to sit down and listen to this album made for a beautiful night. I can’t wait to see what is next for this trio, after “Champagne Velvet.” “Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch” consist of Jason Elmore on vocals and guitar, Mike Talbot on drums and Brandon Katona on bass.