Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Your Daily Lick: Saul Kaye

Jewish Blues Volume 1 Live! (Cool Water Records)

By Nate Seltenrich
Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 3:53 PM

Much as Matisyahu employs reggae memes to express Jewish ideologies, El Sobrante's Saul Kaye takes a so-obvious-it's-brilliant turn by using blues music to tell Old Testament tales. The two concepts fit together like the teeth of a zipper on this vibrant live recording, with a backing band that muscles emotion into Kaye's narrative originals.

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