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Monday, August 25, 2014

Flaming Cheese Records artist: The Jordan Patterson Band - The Back On Track Recording Project - New Release Review

I just received the newest release, The Back On Track Recording Project, from The Jordan Patterson Band and it's quite enjoyable. Opening with hard driving blues rocker, Play My Song, features solid vocals from Patterson and a tight rocking unit behind him. Darryl Romphf (guitar), Shawn Kellerman (guitar), Darius McKinley (bass) and Benjamin Rollo (drums) provide a really powerful backing for Patterson's vocal and harmonica work. Don't Take Me Down is a rolling rocker and the more I listen to this band the more I appreciate the tight drumming of Rollo. He is not only on top of it, he's all over it. Excellent! With a driving ZZ Top kind of feel but with more polish (and might I say a lot more interesting than their pop stuff) this band hits the road running hard. If You'd Help Me Please gets down in the mud with a solid blues number showing hot guitar riffs and slide. With traces of Foghat and a bit of grit, this is one of my favorite tracks on the release. Patterson shows muich more clearly on this track that he has strong roots in the blues and his harp work is really nice. Wrapping the release is Heartbreaker, another grinding blues rock track with a cool bass riff by McKinley. Guitar attack on this track really gives it a lot of grunt and Pattersons vocals are spotless. With a taste of ZZ Top, a dose of Paul Rogers, strong writing and 5 excellent musicians, this really is a great start. An excellent conclusion to a very solid release.

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