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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

StratCat Willie & The Strays - On A Hot Tin Roof - New Release Review

 I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, On A Hot Tin Roof, by StratCat Willie & The Strays and it's a mixture of blues and rock/rockabilly. Hot Tin Roof is a rocker with a rockabilly flair. Led by StratCat Willie Hayes on vocal and guitar this track is moving with Neal Massa on keys, JOHN Wilson on bass, Dave Fiorini on drums, Rich Graiko on trumpet, JOsh Cohen on sax, and Mabel Welch and Sing Trece on backing vocals. Way Too Fast is a hot footed shuffle with cool vocals and strong solo's by Cohen, Graiko and Hayes. I like the swampy feel of Redneck Woman with it's Creedance kind of feel and cowbell and drums by Dave Fiorini, Massa on organ and lots of guitar flair by Hayes. Bluesy Cryin' is classic with Hayes on lead vocal, working with his guitar in call and response.  Mezcal is a cool Latin rocker instrumental featuring Hayes just jamming out the lead. With tight backing by Vinnie Burvee on bass and Dave Salace on drums, this is a cool track. Wrapping the release is Chuck Berry influenced Runnin' With The Strays. With it's driving rock rhythm, supported by Massa on piano this is a solid closer. 

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