by Willard Manus
waxes hot and strong on her new CD, SOLITARY BLUES.
Now she has
reached a milestone in her career with the release of SOLITARY BLUES,
an album on which she sings eight of her own tunes, backed up by pianist
Billy Mitchell (on two cuts) and by some of L.A.s best studio musicians
and singers. The result makes for truly enjoyable listening. Hayes not
only writes clever, witty lyrics but puts them across in a lusty, rollicking
way thats quite infectious. She also has a varied range as an artist
and is able to sing every kind of song, from pure blues (Solitary Blues)
to bawdy love songs (Construction Man) to socially-conscious ballads (Tell
Me Why) in a hard-rockin, finger-poppin style thats
all her own. This is one r&b singer to watch out for.