Gearing up for their first UK tour San Franciscan four piece Blame Sally have released this live recording of a benefit gig they did for a local radio station in Sacramento. Consisting of Pam Delgado (drums, percussion & vocals), Renée Harcourt (guitar, mandolin, banjo & vocals), Jeri Jones (guitar & vocals) and Monica Pasqual (keyboards, accordion & vocals) they’re assisted here by Rob Strom on bass on what is a classy set of full blown rock numbers replete with driving organ and gutsy guitar soloing leavened somewhat by a few folkier numbers. Having formed the band some 12 years ago when they were all in their late 30’s and early 40’s its fair to say that they probably grew up with Fleetwood Mac spewing from the airwaves and it’s the likes of the Mac along with the Cowboy Junkies that seem to inform their sound, they even throw in a fine cover of Lindsay Buckingham’s Never Going Back Again. The folky Pajaros Sin Alas and Orange allow an opportunity to hear what they might sound like unplugged as it were but it’s on the tremendous Bird In Hand, a wide open sky twang guitar country opus that impresses most.
The band comes to Glasgow on Thursday 25 playing at the Woodend Bowling and Tennis Club. The other tour dates are on the website.