Devil Got His Way is Fowler's follow up to his Blind Pig debut Sugar Shack and he's re-teamed with producer Scott Cable for a 12-song set that begins with a solid blues base and sprinkles it with Southern roots-rock charm and a hint of country tonk twang. He approaches the blues with a smooth, warm voice that radiates and heats the way that first sip of whiskey does. He sets things ablaze with his guitar when he wants to move from frying pan to fire and he has the confidence not to bludgeon listeners with excess. He gives his leads melody and purpose, making it count when he plays.
Devil Got His Way dips occasionally but is smart, well crafted, and superbly executed. The comparatively weaker moments still feel at home and are listenable in the context of this tightly focused set. I'm not signing on with Satan but Damon Fowler makes it sound mighty appealing when the devil gets his way.
This review was originally posted on BlindedBySound.com