Review: Making A Scene

The title lets you know that bluesman Josh Hyde hails from Louisiana. This is Hyde’s third album, and this writer was privileged to have covered his debut, about which the state’s premiere guitarist, Sonny Landreth, used these terms to describe Hyde – “funky, atmospheric, and soulful.” That debut, 2017’s The Call of the Night, was recorded in Nashville with accompaniment and production from musicians who long worked with Bayou state native Kevin Gordon (Joe V. McMahan and Ron Eoff). moreGuests included both Landreth and Buddy Flett. His second album, Into the Soul, was also helmed by McMahan with Eoff and others. Now, his Parish Blues is a more DIY affair, with few details in the credits and mostly Hyde’s backing band – drummer Jamey Bell, bassist Shawn Troope, keyboardist Jimmy Wallace (Joe Walsh), percussionist Derrek Philips, and harmonicist Rockin Jake. Wallace and Phillips appeared on Into the Soul as well.