Over the course of nearly fifty years, The Kentucky Headhunters have crossed styles and genres on album and stages. On their recent release, On Safari, the band head back into the garage they entered in 1968, plugging in and turning it up to eleven as they burn out a rock’n’roll album that takes no prisoners. On Safari is first and foremost a guitar record as The Kentucky Headhunters hand over a business card with razor-sharp edges in “I am the Hunter”, tear up asphalt from backwater highways to New Orleans in “Deep South Blues Again”, strut in on a hard stomp for “Big Time”, and pound out a beat for some Dixieland boogie for “Way Down Yonder”.
The Kentucky Headhunters make it an even dozen releases with On Safari as they open the album with a shout as they proudly spell it out for their homeland in “Beaver Creek Mansion”. On Safari raises the bar for Rock as The Kentucky Headhunters wake up the neighbors with the power chords of “Caught in a Dream”, pepper the sway of the southern rock tale of “Crazy Jim” with flashfire guitar notes, scratch out an island riddim with “Rainbow Shine”, and rip up the honky tonk dance floor as the pump the beat into “Jukebox Full of Blues”.