By Mike O’Cull
Grammy-winning soul man, songwriter, and Stax/Volt groundbreaker William Bell treats us to his world-class voice and vibe on his 15th studio record One Day Closer To Home.
Released April 14th, 2023 on Wilbe Records, the set features Bell vocalizing in front of his regular road group The Total Package Band, an outstanding crew of players able to keep up with Bell and his smooth, genre-crossing style. He easily shifts between blues, soul, R&B, country, and Americana sounds, often within the same song, and hits like a skilled, technical singer with a heart of artistic gold. The undeniable Truth of soul music is the thread that connects his songs together and is permanently installed in every note he sings. It’s also what has made Bell a legend of American music… continue to read full review