Blues-Influenced Troubadour's Best Yet
The transformation of KJP from revivalist bluesman to contemporary singer-songwriter continues on his fifth album. His songs are now mini-stories, populated by seekers of truth and peddlers of dreams. His guitar style is exemplary, his voice has a heartfelt rich patina and the backing musicians including Bill Frisell create a folk-jazz accompaniment of almost spiritual empathy. “Knock Louder” revisits his blues roots, but only serves to remind us how far he has since come.