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Garden Of Rainbows
Electric Rainbow Recordings 2014
Review by David Bowling
Lowman is a rock band whose members have a jazz background. Drummer Mike Connors, keyboardist John Funkhauser, guitarist Phil Sargent, and bassist Greg Loughman bring this foundation to the rock world. The result is a unique and distinct style. It all adds up to an Elvis Costello sound with some jazz rhythms thrown in for good measure.
The music falls into the hybrid category and thus is a little different. What isn’t different, however, is the lyrics which are incisive and vivid. They also made the wise decision to include the lyrics in a fold out sheet.
Recommended tracks are “Ghost,” “Midas Touch,” “Eden,” “Devil You Know,” and “Your Epiphany;” all of which are original compositions.
Albums like this are important to rock and roll as they explore and ultimately expand its limits. Garden Of Rainbows is a good and interesting listen.
Stepchild Of The Blues
Lazy Brothers Records 2014
Review by David Bowling
Howard Glazer is a Detroit bred and trained electric blues guitarist. His albums have been to few and far in-between but now he has returned with his latest release Stepchild Of The Blues.
He is one of those guitar virtuoso’s who has slid under the radar for years. His technical skill and especially his ability to produce a near perfect tone from his guitar are some of the best in the business.
His new album avoids one of the major traps that plagues many musicians in that he explores a number of tempos and style and thus avoids a sameness in his music. There are slow blues ballads, shuffles, frenetic slide guitar, and some straight forward rock thrown in for good measure. Through it all, his powerful guitar runs propels the music.
“Gas Pump Blues” is an energetic, in-your-face blues rocker. “Somewhere” travels in a different direction with acoustic guitar and female backing singers on a tender ballad. He channels Bo Diddley on “Shakin’” as he chugs his way through a fiery performance. Sometimes it’s how you play slow blues that matter and “Hurtful Feeling” with some tasty slide guitar is just about perfect.
Howard Glazier has produced an excellent album of modern day electric blues. Stepchild Of The Blues is a must for any fan of the blues.