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Just Another Fool
With "Open For Business," Harris works to combine improvisation with actual melodic arrangements. What remains is a blues / jazz / guitar centric work with a smattering of Southern Rock. I cannot end without mentioning Harris' voice - rough and "gravely," and I found his voice interesting and certainly listenable …. [W]hat is undeniable is his skill on the guitar. And for that, he is magnificent, as is "Open For Business."
Paul Wilson - https://audiophilereview.com/audiophile-music/new-music.html
The title track “Open For Business” opens the album, … [and] you can hear that this is going to be a true blues album, one based in the rich hues of the tradition. Harris’ voice is gritty and … conveys the blues and emotion all the same …. The lyrics are playful and witty and the melody memorable.
“Is It Ever This Hard” is a bluesy number that borrows from the funky sounds of the 70s …. Harris turns up the heart with his melody and the band is off to the races with solos, starting with the impressive slide work of Harris. His slide work has good intonation, tone and feel, as he milks out all the emotion from his guitar.
Shannon Smith - https://soundinreview.com/ric-harris-open-for-business-review/