Music You Don't Know You Like Yet
Annika Chambers grew up in
Houston, Texas and began singing in church at a young age. Her interest in blues was sparked
during her first deployment to Kosovo. After rising to the rank of Sergeant
during her 8-year term in the U.S. Army, Chambers' love of music drove her to
leave the military to pursue her passion for blues. Collaborating with 18
renowned musicians from Houston, including keyboard ace David Delagarza III,
Chambers has created a diverse album that is grounded in contemporary and
cosmopolitan blues, but has influences from rock n' roll, soul, and at times
pop on her debut album Making My Mark .
Chambers' desire to make music which listeners can groove to is made clear in
the albums opening track, "Move." Powerful vocals from Chambers in "Barnyard
Blues" create an entertaining farm animal allegory."Lick'er" is thick with sexual metaphor, and the talented
Larry Fulcher on bass and David Delagarza on clavinet keep the tension steady.
Chambers' vocals sore as she calls out for comfort from loneliness and despair
in "Down South." Chambers and Dominique Fulcher explore addiction amidst the
funk of "That Feel Good" with its layered horns from Kyle Turner and hopping
guitar lines from Brad Absher and Corey Stoot. Brad Absher joins Chambers on
the high energy "Love's Sweet Sensation."
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