The Alternate Root – Danny McCloskey

Watermelon Slim- Church of the Blues

Bill “Watermelon Slim” Homans idea of the clerical side of the afterlife is a similar visual to that of a modern office. Saint Peter obviously would have to keep a ledger to keep track of the throngs of people coming through the pearly gates and who would be going elsewhere.
“St. Peters Ledger,” the opener on Watermelons Slim latest Church of the Bluesis an afterlife plea, where the narrator is hitting up Peter for the favor of keeping him out of Purgatory and even paying off his drug dealer the devil.
The opener, and what follows is an album of roots and blues complete with white hot rhythm section and the exceptional slide guitar work of Slim himself.