Blanche - If We Can't Trust the Doctors...

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Blanche’s Dan Miller and The White Stripes’ Jack White shared the spotlight in a short-lived Detroit band. But while both of their current projects are rooted in the blues tradition, Blanche’s debut, If We Can’t Trust The Doctors, also leans toward Americana and country rock. Steel guitar reigns throughout—furnished by producer David Feeny—bringing an eerie haunting foil for Miller’s already desperate lyrics. White adds a steel-stringed acoustic lament while producer Brendan Benson lightens the mood with infectious vocals on the lead track, “Who’s To Say.” Miller’s nasal twang vocals remain front-and-center for most of the album, but when his wife Tracee adds sensual harmony (for instance, on the gorgeous duets “Do You Trust Me?” and “Bluebird”), it begs the question: why such a small role for the lady?

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