PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER Thursday, April 16, 2015

"Mike Henderson has had a long career mixing work as a Nashville session guitarist with solo projects ranging from blues to bluegrass. After taking time off to raise a family, he's back with a vengeance on If You Think It's Hot Here . . . (EllerSoul ***1/2).
With a big assist from producer Kevin McKendree on piano and organ, Henderson rips through blues numbers by Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, and Hound Dog Taylor, among others, with fierce intensity and shows he's as dynamic a singer as he is a player. The four originals, especially the change-of-pace title song, a smoldering soul/gospel ballad, make you wish Henderson had written more himself."

Leave a comment