Sounds Like: Derek Trucks, John Mayer, Jimi Hendrix, Al Green,
Label: Murali's Music Records
Bio: Murali Coryell is a triple threat contemporary blues artist who can sing, write and play guitar with the best in the business. As the son of guitar legend Larry Coryell, Murali grew up around the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, & Carlos Santana. In 1995, Murali joined Duke Robillard’s touring...See Full Bio
"Sugar Lips", the latest effort from blues veteran Murali Coryell, is one sweet triptych across the musical map. The title track exemplifies all that defines classic blues: saucy lyrics, masterful guitar licks, cool macho vocals and one helluva good-time party. Self-congratulatory "Blame It On Me" adds horns and raucous keyboards to the mix, as singer/guitarist/songwriter Coryell¹s wired strings share lead with his chops; while "What You Gonna Do?" about a woman gone astray, slows the tempo to a sensual crawl. But perhaps the most affecting track is "Mother¹s Day," a crawling heartbreaker about ultimate loss: Throughout the disc, helmed by Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter Tom Hambridge, Coryell displays laudable versatility, consummate vocal and instrumental savvy (with his dad and Joe Louis Walker offering accompaniment), and arrangements that shine with a dazzling blues hue. Indeed, this "Sugar" is mighty sweet.