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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Blonde On Blonde Direct artist: Dave Thomas - One More Mile - New Release Review





 I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, One More Mile, by Dave Thomas, and it's a strong mix of R&B, Soul rock and blues. Opening with BB King's It's My Own Fault, Dave Thomas on lead guitar and vocal is on top of his game with really front man vocals that work all day and really soulful lead work that makes you sit back and listen. With Terry Popple on drums, Dylan Aplvor on bass, Tom Arnold on Hammond, Norman Tischler on sax and Jeff Hager on trumpet, this is a terrific opener. Funky high stepper, I Like My Chicken Fried, is soul fused with a lot of horns. Thomas works the groove and with the Hammond work by Arnold and Hager's trumpet accents...cool track. Easy shuffle, I Want The Blues shows another side of Thomas' vocal work, with added harmonica and lighter rural style picking. Kicking into rock mode, Tony McPhee's Eccentric Man has a definite early British blues rock feel with aggressive guitar and drum work. Wrapping the release is another McPhee track, Strange Town, with it's driving vamp and classic turnaround. Thomas is cutting a broad swath and laying it all out. Very cool. 


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Monday, March 1, 2021

Blue Heart Records artist: Veronica Lewis - You Ain't Unlucky - New Release Review

 I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, You Ain't Unlucky, by Veronica Lewis, and it's a rocking, boogie woogie piano party. Opening with title track, You Ain't Unlucky, Lewis who is a strong vocalist and super piano player starts off the release with  New Orleans flavor. Backed by Mike Walsh on drums and Don Davis on sax, this is a strong opener. Cranking up the pace a few notches, Lewis is rocking the Clarksdale Sun. With the dexterity of a barrelhouse blues player and backed by Walsh and Davis, the house is rocking. Another cool, blueser, Fool Me Twice starts out slow but ramps up for a great piano romp. Shifting time signatures and paces throughout, this is a really cool track. Katie Webster's boogie, Whoo Whee Sweet Daddy is really juiced up and Lewis really drives it with accents by Joel Edinberg on sax. You want to hear rocking piano...this is it! No piano rocker release would be complete without some reference to Jerry Lee and Lewis does a real nice one on Ode to Jerry Lee, a straight up piano rocker. Very nice. Wrapping the release is The Memphis Train a train bottomed piano boogie. With Chris Anzalone on drums and Lewis on piano and vocal, this is a cool closer for a strong release. 


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