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August 11, 2005 Bluesman Chris Whitley's career has flourished in the indie-label world of shoestring budgets and creative freedom, and he has an intensely devoted following on both sides of the Atlantic. Now, Whitley has a new album called Soft Dangerous Shores. It's a collaboration with renowned producer/engineer Malcolm Burn. Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers interviewed Whitley and has this profile.
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September 7, 2001 Scott Aiges reviews Rocket House, the latest album from Chris Whitley. Whitley's debut album a decade ago was called a masterpiece in postmodern blues. On this record, he mixes songs that are firmly rooted in the blues with hypnotic futuristic sound effects. The highly stylized sound doesn't obscure the solid foundation of the songs, and Aiges says the album is both rootsy and experimental.
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