COREY STEVENS & TEXAS FLOOD -- Blue Drops of Rain (Discovery)

This album was originally released on the Eureka label in 1995, and recently reissued on Discovery. Stevens sounds like quite a few other artists. His guitar playing is reminiscent of the late great Stevie Ray Vaughan (there's a cover of SRV's "Lenny" on the CD), and at times, his vocals will have you thinking you bought an Eric Clapton album. The disc is about half original tunes and half covers. There's nothing outstanding on Blue Drops, but there's nothing that begs you to turn it off either. Overall, it's a good blues/rock album from a promising new artist.

© 1997 Steve Marshall