"This is the second record for this Colorado based blues band, loaded with serious groove and swing to keep you moving, one of those discs that you ‘get’ right away.
This is good old American blues with an international passport. Weeks was born in France, honing his guitar chops on the French club scene, while Dallas-born Danny Haynes (keyboards) cut his teeth on the Austin scene before splitting for Australia in the 90’s. The band is rounded out by singer Stacey Turpenoff (St. Louis), bassist Stephen Whitfield (Ohio) and drummer Robert Fiorino out of New York. Despite being from different locales, they sound like they grew up together playing this stuff- these cats is tight!
The grind of the opening cut The Hole grabbed my attention right away, but the way they keep throwing change-ups is a real treat. Dark Angel is quite traditional blues and the ballads are juicy, particularly How Can You Love Me? Which showcases Haynes’s blues piano playing skills- the intro in particular is the very definition of ‘tickling the ivories’.
The musicianship on Dark Angel is impressive- not in a weedly-weedly way, but in that everyone gives the songs exactly what they need, tasty playing but no showboating. And when Turpenoff sings, you know she feels every word that comes out of her mouth- the way she lays her heart on the line is impressive. These are some sweet blues indeed.'
Review, The Rock Doctor, BC, Canada, Nov. 2016