TAKE ME AS I AM: THE MUSCLE SHOALS SESSIONS
REVIEWS OF 'TAKE ME AS I AM'
"It is evident from the opening notes that this was recorded at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama...."
"....The resulting album is indicative of the sound made popular by the Swampers, the guys who defined Muscle Shoals’ music. This is classic soul, R&B and blues with a contemporary feel…and it is GREAT! While Williams has been compared to Bonnie Raitt and Susan Tedeschi, I am hearing something that shows the potential for even greater things. Meg delivers smoky, sensual vocals that are not unlike Etta James. If you like your blues with tastefully done guitar, a solid rhythm section and vocals that are strong and passionate; give Meg Williams a good listen." – Bill Wilson
"We reviewed her previous release back in January 2018, and fell in love with her sound, which has only gotten better since then. It also earned her an LA Music Critic Award nomination for Best Blues Artist. In addition, her skills on the guitar are second to none as she teaches her male counterparts how to play blues guitar, while her songwriting skills are head and shoulders above most of her peers. Whether she’s rocking the blues or bringing you the traditional style, you will be enthralled from the first note to the last. You can’t lose with this album, which is awesome from beginning to end, and which we bet you’ll be putting on repeat."
Recommendation: Drop everything and go Get this one!
"...All of the songs are written or co-written by Williams. The opener “Come On Over To Me” features Wecht on slide and Ivey on the B-3. “Tell Everybody” written with Terry Goose Downing features ex – Raitt guitarist McFarlane, who gives the tune that familiar feeling. McFarlane also plays on the fabulous title track, and again on the closer “Take a Chance on My Love” co-written with Jenny Teator..."
Newcomer Williams scores high marks on “Take Me As I Am”.