at Concerts at the Courthouse, Riverside, California
Review by Pat Benny
is nothing like a live album.
Nothing catches the spirit of a band more than
a live performance; and if the sound engineers are
competent, a live CD can capture the true essence of a
The gods were definitely smiling on Peach and her band
that day in Riverside, California when she took the
stage for this performance.
PEACH LIVE! Recorded on the Blues Rock label,
is a sweet, albeit somewhat short glimpse of another
one of the many talented contemporary ladies of the
up the crowd with her incredibly polished band
consisting of: Joey Delgado on guitar, Paulie Cerra on
sax and vocals and Hardy Eason on keyboards.
Eric T. Woods on bass and Maria Martinez on
drums complete the lineup.
The saxophone and keyboard give the music a citified,
sophisticated sound, which leave plenty of room for
Joey Delgado to stretch out on his guitar solos.
Degados style is fluid, with a tight control
that is unlike the guitarslingers such as BB
Chung King and Walter Trout, but more like the smooth
blues of someone like Duke Robilard.
The result is some gorgeous guitar solos.
To pick a favorite tune on this CD would be difficult,
but Peachs rendition of her own composition of
Dance with Me Henry is a sweet, poignant moment
that defies description.
Suffice to say that Peachs high sweet vocals
and her skillful treatment of her tender lyrics make
it one to remember.
Muddy Water, the first track on this disc is an
example of good ol mellow blues.
Hardy Easons organ really paves the way for
a rousing sax solo by Paulie Cerra. This song just rolls and rolls
The last tune on the disc, I Cant Stand the
Rain, is a classic number that Peach turns into her
flawless vocals turn this song into a stunning, almost
eerie version of this old tune.
Great band, great recording, and a beautiful, charming
woman to sing the blues.
My only regret is that I missed the encore.
Peach is on the Internet and can be found at: