The Steve Miller Band
From page 73 of Classic Rock Magazine June 2011
Let Your Hair Down
Funtime blues remoulds. Part two of an impressive doublewhammy comeback that began last year with Bingo! – the first new Steve Miller album since 1993’s Wide River – Let Your Hair Down is a collection of cheerful covers that harkens back to the singer-guitarist’s authentic blues roots.
Spotted with gemstones like Jimmy Reed’s Close Together , Muddy Waters’ Can’t Be Satisfied and Willie Dixon’s Love The Life I Live – to all of which Miller brings his typically easy-fit spruce – what makes the album more delightful are less expected forays like Junior Wells’ and Buddy Guy’s Snatch It Back And Hold It (featuring Miller’s longtime musical compadre, the late Norton Buffalo on harp) and Jimmy McCracklin’s The Walk .
Available on ‘standard’ and ‘special’ editions (the later with four bonus tracks), there isn’t a dull moment to be found – a credit to the enduring power of both the blues and Miller’s own artistic fortitude.