Gothic Blues Volume One - Ledfoot Album Review
Ledfoot is the name in which singer-songwriter Tim Scott McConnell gives his work for the past three and a half decades. McConnell joined his first band back in 1979 which gave him his first steps of success. Since then he has joined and formed several other acts including The Havalinas which eventually led to him becoming a solo artist. Over the years Tim Scott McConnell has become associated with some of the biggest names in music such as Tina Turner and Bob Dylan which is hardly surprising when the latter's influences can be heard consistently throughout 'Gothic Blues Volume One'.
The first thing that must be noted about McConnell is that his music is very heavily dated and it seems likely that the only fans of this new album will be those already familiar with him. Hence the music automatically places a barrier between the older generations and the generations of today.
The second thing that must be mentioned is the humour that fills McConnell's songs, take 'Save My Ass' for example with the lyrics "And I told that plastic Jesus you're here to see my ass". Unfortunately asides from the moments of comedy value provided in the lyrics 'Gothic Blues Volume One' is a dreary album as proven by tracks like 'How You Lose Your Innocence' and 'Purgatory Road'. It is also one that can be added to the never-ending list of albums that sound the same.
Perhaps in this day and age the appreciation of music like Ledfoot is long gone however praise must go to McConnell for still doing what he loves after all these years.