New band: Everybody shines without getting in the way

Published in the Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader, March 6, 2015
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Second Time Around, from left: Ernie Bedell, Angelia King, Adam Buker and Richard Allen. Photo credit: Marty Jones

Second Time Around, from left: Ernie Bedell, Angelia King, Adam Buker and Richard Allen. Photo credit: Marty Jones

The songs became vehicles for (Angelia) King’s expressive voice tinged with gospel, (Ernie) Bedell’s fluid guitar-like lines, and (Adam) Buker’s knotty, blues-spiced phrases. To make room for everyone, (Richard) Allen stepped back from his active, driving funk style, instead laying down spare patterns but maintaining a heavy beat.

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