Charles Walker BandGhetto Prophet
Record Label: Self-release
Review by John Noyd
Voted last year as the Best R&B/Soul Act by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry, Milwaukee’s funky blues outfit show off their chops with the five-track EP, “Ghetto Prophet.” Jumping immediately into whiplash boogie that highlights their ultra-tight horn-keyboard acrobatics, the groove-friendly unit wastes no time storming the dance-floor moving smoothly from fine shiny jive to popping skid-marked soul. The band’s seductive vocalist hosts the smokiest done-me-wrong sass this side of Chicago as the talented crew swoops down in restless caresses, ticklish twists and practiced passions; tackling upbeat scenes as easily as towering power ballads, even owning an electric cover of, “Call Me Maybe,” packed in spunky sunshine. A band best experienced live, CWB will be gigging around Wisconsin this summer, playing Milwaukee’s Summerfest June 27th.