"Prescription for the Blues"
After two decades of recording demos, movie soundtracks, and sessions as sidemen, the Doc Brown Blues Band have finally released their first album Prescription for the Blues. Best known for their two plus years of hosting the Sunday Jam at Denver’s oldest Blues bar Ziggie’s, they brought their stage-honed high energy sound into the studio, enlisting the talents of producer/engineer Mark Derryberry to capture it. The result is an album of infectious grooves guaranteed to keep the feet happy and dancing at any party.
Don’t let the name fool you: the band is more of a democracy than a dictatorship. Each member of this talented trio writes, and they take turns singing lead, sharing the spotlight as equals. Milt Miller plays bass and takes the lead on “Born In Chicago,” Gregg “Porterhouse” Wilson plays drums and sings lead on two of his own songs and the John Hiatt-composed “Confidence Man,” and guitarist Mark “Doc” Brown handles the rest of the vocal chores. Sadly, six of the eleven songs are covers – a crime, since their originals are so much better. Does the world really need yet another version of “300 Pounds Of Heavenly Joy” when the group has composed such excellent songs as “The Day You Left Me,” Didn’t Need A Lesson,” and “Sinner’s Prayer”? I don’t think so. Available at Twist & Shout, gigs, and online, Prescription for the Blues is a perfect party album.
J.R. Wolfe - Colorado Music Buzz Magazine (Jan 1, 2007)