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I started a quest to find terrific blues music and incredible musicianship when I was just a little kid. I also have a tremendous appreciation of fine musical instruments and equipment. One of my greatest joys all of my life was sharing my finds with my friends. I'm now publishing my journey. I hope that you come along!


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Monday, December 5, 2022

Ian Danter - The Rule of Three - New Release Review

 I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Rule of Three, from Ian Danter, and it's a solid rocker. Opening with One Over the Eight, a driving rocker features Danter on vocal, drums, bass and rhythm guitars, joined by Mark Thompson-Smith on backing vocals and Tim Raybould on lead guitar. Massive Passive Aggressive is a real hot track with the two piece, high energy feel that I love about the Eagles of Death Metal. With it's pop melody and grinding guitar work working strong with Danter's vocal/drum work, this track is smokin'. With classic rock swagger, Route Of All Evil has a real stiff bottom and Raybould's guitar work is spot on. Thunderous drums are the keystone of I Was There and winding the track Raybould kicks the track into overdrive with stinging guitar riffs. Blending in the mellow backing vocals, this track has real radio potential. Wrapping the release is Last Chance Wagon, another high energy track with a radio melody and tight rhythm. Danter knows what it takes to make this thing fly and he's got his foot on it all the way. Excellent closer. 


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Friday, December 2, 2022

Blue Bamboo Music artist: Chris Cortez - Live at Blue Bamboo - New Release Review

 I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Live at Blue Bamboo from Chris Cortez and it's quite good. Opening with The Visit, Chris Cortez leads the way with his cool, fluid lead work on guitar. Bob Thornton on piano takes the second lead with vibrant phrasing over the tight bass lines of Doug Mathews and Jeff Sipe on drums. This is a strong  opener with a potent upbeat melody. Arlington Park has a cool Latin feel with the addition of Joel Rosenblatt on drums, Ron Jenkins on bass, Jeff Rupert on sax and John DePaola on trumpet. Both Rupert and DePaola add really solid lead work making this a standout track. Very nice. Different Strokes is a cool bop tune with really nice muted trumpet work by DePaola, accented by Thornton. Both Thornton and Cortez stretch on melodic solos and Rosenblatt shows his stuff as well, making this one of my favorite tracks on the release. Funky, Aarrgh, really hits a nice groove with Cortez grinding in with some more aggressive over driven guitar lead. Rupert really sails on sax lines and super sub melody by DePaola. Excellent! Wrapping the release is the subtle, A Remark You Made, with it's quiet melody, and Cortez alone on guitar, showing all of the tones of his jazz electric guitar, played with a mix of finger articulation and lush chords. Very nice closer for a strong release. 


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