Smokin' Joe Kubek Band: Joe Kubek (lead & slide guitars), B'nois King (vocals, second guitar), Greg Wright (bass), Phil Campbell (drums), Ron Levy (organ, piano), Sax Gordon (tenor saxophone), "Tino" Barker (baritone saxophone).
Smokin' Joe Kubek's debut album is a delight. Kubek leads his band through a set of smoking hot Texas and Memphis blues, delivered with passion -- they can play this music with precision, but they choose to be looser and more fun than most traditionalists. Kubek's a skillful guitarist and B'Nois King, his vocalist and rhythm guitarist, can play nearly as well and their duels are the high watermark of an already wonderful album. ~ Thom Owens
Down Beat (3/92, p.44) - 4 Stars - Very Good - "..sparks his band's R&B with the Texas touch...blistering slides leads.."
Living Blues (1-2/92, p.53) - "..serve up honest Texas bar blues... Kubek's overall ensemble sound and song selection are miles ahead of similar current efforts, and King's lighthearted, understated vocals aren't particularly imitative of anyone...these guys really smoke.."