Παρασκευή, 3 Απριλίου 2009

Todd Wolfe Blues Project - Live from Manny's Car Wash





















East Coast guitar wizard Todd Wolfe’s first CD is a tantalizing mix of performance and potential that leaves you anxiously awaiting its follow-up. Wolfe, former lead guitarist for Sheryl Crow, has turned his focus to the blues and he and his band mates have much to offer. This is a raw and powerful exploration of the genre, and Wolfe spices his originals with a heavy dose of the masters: Willie Dixon, Otis Rush and B.B. King. Wolfe, who hosts the Sunday night jams at NYC’s legendary Manny’s Car Wash, picked up the guitar at age 13 was inspired by the likes of Clapton, Beck, Freddie King, B.B. King, Otis Rush and Buddy Guy. He’s fronted a number of bands and has shared the bill with Albert Collins, Johnny Winter, Son Seals, Robin Trower and Blues Traveler. With over a dozen TV appearances under his belt, Wolfe has channeled his energies into his blues band. He gets the ball rolling with Dixon’s classic I Can’t Quit You Baby and Wolfe’s solid vocals and soaring, searing guitar solos are but an appetizer for what’s to come. Stop Messin’ Around is an energetic song with a rollicking opening solo and Claptonesque vocals. On the Run is an original with a thunderous intro punctuated by Eric Massimino’s bass line and powerful drumming by Yves Gerard. Dixon’s Same Thing is a perfect rendition, tastefully done with a reverential opening and inspired vocals. The original Four Walls is a heavy guitar tune demonstrating Wolfe’s vocal versatility and accomplished slide work. It’s also a perfect forum for Mike Lattrell’s keyboard wizardry. Homework, an Otis Rush cover is a polished version with blistering axe work and displays another side of Wolfe’s vocalizations. The CD closes with B.B. King’s Eyesight to the Blind, well done and thoughtfully played. The Todd Wolfe Blues Project has fired its opening salvo, and the next round is eagerly awaited.

Tracklisting:
1. I Can't Quit You Baby ( 7:08)
2. Evil ( 6:19)
3. Stop Messin' Round ( 2:55)
4. On The Run ( 4:29)
5. Same Thing (11:24)
6. You Gonna Wreck My Life ( 8:17)
7. Four Walls ( 4:44)
8. Homework ( 4:25)
9. Eyesight To The Blind ( 8:23)

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