Precious Bryant is definitely like one of those peaches folks in Georgia like to brag about from time to time. She's a genuine country blues artist who didn't track her debut album ("Fool Me Good," 20

Precious Bryant is definitely like one of those peaches folks in Georgia like to brag about from time to time. She's a genuine country blues artist who didn't track her debut album ("Fool Me Good," 2002) until she was about 60 years old. Bryant learned her guitar and the blues in Talbot County, Ga., from the time she was a little girl. As with her initial album, there is nothing fancy going on here. Like Bryant's performance style, the arrangements are elemental and engaging. The tunes are a sampling of originals and traditional nuggets, such as "You Can Have My Husband"—a song that isn't as altruistic as it sounds —and Willie Dixon's "My Babe." Bryant also includes a pair of gospel numbers ("Sit Down Servant," "If I Could Hear My Mother Pray") that allude to her formative musical training. "The Truth" is down-home country blues that's every bit as Southern as corn bread and butter beans. Distributed in the United States by Ryko.—PVV

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