From country to blues
While country sensation Lucinda Williams started out with the blues and migrated to country, Deanna Bogart is headed in the opposite direction.
The one-time member of the Cowboy Jazz, Bogart's second solo album is a small gem of R&B, blues and jazz. In fact, she's far closer to the soul sounds of Marcia Ball or Angela Strehli than she is to the Judds.
Country's loss is the blues' gain, though, as the aptly named "Crossing Borders" showcases Bogart's lithe piano and earthy vocals through a strong set of original tunes. The best of the lot might be her "Don't Know a Thing (About Love) which would be a Top 40 hit if radio was worth anything.
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