Never underestimate the power of a woman with her back to the wall. In March 2020, as Covid blew across the planet, the shutters came down on live venues and recordingstudios, and the music scenefellsuddenly silent,Ghalia Volt faced the same dilemma as every otherartist. What now? The answer was One Woman Band. For Volt, the rebirth as a solo performer wasn’t a decision made lightly. Since the early days, she’s been amusician who thrives on the buzz of the hook-up, surrounding herself with the best players and soaking uptheir vibe. Back in 2017, it was the Belgium-born songwriter’s taste forcollaboration that led her to New Orleans, for the meeting with local blues legends Mama’s Boys that became her smash-hit debut album, Let The Demons Out. Two years later, it was that samespirit that luredVolt to the fabledhill country of Coldwater, Mississippi, to hold her own at second-albumsessions with greats likeCody Dickinson, Cedric Burnside, Lightnin’ Malcolmand Watermelon Slim.