Blues Matters 2009

This is the fourth album from the long-time San Francisco Bay area Blues-rock four-piece, and it’s a good ‘un. Leader 
and guitarist David is a versatile and highly accomplished player, but all the individual band members have achieved 
formidable reputations on their local scene. Listening to this accomplished set, it is easy to understand why. If you want 
to imagine what rock superstars The Eagles would sound like singing the Blues, try ‘Who’s Loving You?’. You want a 
good old-fashioned pounding shuffle, with very Freddy Kinginflected playing? Try the instrumental ‘Log Jam’ (which also 
has an excellent break from Tony Stead on the old Hammond B-3). A little deep-soul maybe? Go for ‘Say 
Goodbye’ then. There’s old-time rock’n’roll, too, a little supercharged rockabilly, a Jimi Hendrix styled psychedelic rocksoul 
hybrid, a gospel into powerhouse Blues-rock ballad called ‘This Time’ and even a gentle, wistful singer-songwriter 
styled elegy for a closer. And, of course, the Blues pure and simple - the eight and a half minutes of ‘I’m Gonna 
Quit You’ is enough to convince most readers, but there are other examples, too, in this very worthwhile release. 

 - Norman Darwen, Blues Matters