Down Beat - 6/93, p.464 Stars
- Very Good - "...his phrases flare with pointed feeling and fervid imagination, his harmonica conveys assurance, and his singing is at once randy and exuberant....'Going To The Country' evidences Neal's deep respect for country blues..."
Musician - 4/93, p.90
"...an all-American bluesman who plays in the direction of Texas and Chicago blues traditions as well as sweet home Louisiana....[Neal has] a warm gruffness in his voice, a sharp and assured sense of guitar riffing and a certain suavity in his harmonica chops..."
Personnel: Kenny Neal (guitar, harmonica, vocals), Lucky Peterson (keyboards), Noel Neal, Darnell Neal (bass), Ken Johnson (drums).
Producers: Kenny Neal, Bob Greenlee, Bruce Iglauer.
Recorded at King Snake Studios, Sanford, Florida.
You really can't go wrong with any of the guitarist's fine Alligator albums, but this one sparkles as brightly as any, with memorable outings like "Right Train, Wrong Track," "That Knife Don't Cut No More," and the steamy title track. Kenny Neal's albums are invariably dominated by well-chosen originals -- no small feat these days. ~ Bill Dahl