Dixie Witch - "Smoke & Mirrors"
(Smallstone Records 2006, SS-062)
Uploaded to Aural Innovations June 2006
This is Dixie Witch's third record. I have the first but did not hear the second. The band have progressed to a bit more melodic sound and less jamming but still have some killer riffs (Set the Speed) and they can rock like hell (Shoot the Moon, S.O.L.). The band has some more moody tracks with a real southern rock flavour as well. Last Call, the last track on the CD, is an amazing instrumental with a guest Hammond player and long guitar solos. This track alone brought the review from a 3 to a 4! I think fans of southern rock and Black Crowes would probably dig this more melodic and less hard hitting CD than the band has produced in the past.
For more information you can visit the Dixie Witch web site at: http://www.dixiewitch.net.
Visit the Smallstone Records web site at: http://www.smallstone.com.
Reviewed by Scott Heller