Posted on June 26, 2024

On Good Intentions Gone Bad, Cain delivers 13 lyrically fresh original songs, seven of which add a swinging horn section to the mix. Produced by Christoffer “Kid” Andersen (of Rick Estrin & The Nightcats) at his famous Greaseland USA studio in San Jose, California, Good Intentions Gone Bad is, Cain says, “the best album I’ve ever made, thanks to Kid.”

Blues – Jazz

With Cain leading the charge on guitar, the band delivers top-shelf performances on every track. From the humorous, true-to-life title track to the epic, slow-burning Waiting For The Sun To Rise to the to the Memphis soul-inspired Thankful (featuring a shared vocal with Cain’s labelmate, Tommy Castro), the new album finds Cain operating at the absolute peak of his powers, with Andersen pushing him to new heights every step of the way.

Another album highlight, the gentle, autobiographical and emotional Blues For My Dad, is a song Andersen discovered in one of Cain’s notebooks and insisted he record. Cain was initially reluctant, feeling the song was too personal, but ultimately agreed. Upon the track’s completion, Andersen, Cain and the entire band were in tears. Notable also is Still Drinking Straight Tequila, a hilarious up-to-the minute update of Cain’s 1997 song, Drinkin’ Straight Tequila. “I’m so proud of this record,” says Cain. “Kid’s ideas, the vibe he created…he makes you better while having a great time. This album is the logical next step after (his debut Alligator release)Raisin’ Cain I know I’ve never sung or played better. Everything I hoped for doubled.”

Mega blues guitar hero Joe Bonamassa proclaims, “Hands down Chris Cain is my favorite blues player on the scene today. He’s an absolute blinder of a guitarist, with the voice of B.B. King and the chops of Albert King.” Guitar icon Robben Ford says, “Chris Cain is for real. He has the intensity that keeps you on the edge of your seat, wondering what he’s going to do next. Plus, he knows how to write songs you haven’t heard before.”

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