Fool Me Good – Precious Bryant
Terminus Records 0201-2
A solo singer/guitarist, Precious Bryant got her start performing at church,
and now mostly plays at home in Georgia, according to the liner notes. The
roomy vibe on this CD is what you'd expect from this sort of performer.
This is an unaffected, warm set of country/blues.
Bryant is a capable fingerpicker with a mellow voice. Most of the tunes are
traditional, but of the originals, the title cut is a standout. Bryant
sticks with simple blues forms, with her material choices varying from mild
religiosity ("Don't Let The Devil Ride") to moderate party fare ("Don't You
Wanna Jump"). A few cuts are peppered with side comments – indeed, it's
possibly too bad that producer Amos Harvey didn't go further with the roomy
vibe, including more of the anecdotes Bryant reportedly throws into live
While not likely to be ranked alongside Love And Theft or Car
Wheels On A Gravel Road, this is an authentic document of a rootsy
artist which fans of that style will find to be a pleasant listen.