I first heard of him back in the late-80s when he signed with Alligator Records. The label hyped him like he was the second coming of the blues or something and I have to admit to be pretty damn impressed. He could sing and play guitar. And he had the blues in his soul. Electric blues. Rockin' blues.
Get It!--- Production: A-. Performance: A-. Choice of Material/Songwriting: B.
Midnight Blue--- Production: A. Performance: A. Songwriting: A-.
Frank O. Gutch Jr.
(Frank Gutch Jr. writes and has written for numerous magazines and websites, presently including this blog, his own website and the prestigious Don't Believe A Word I Say site put together by musician and music pundit Bob Segarini, out of Toronto. He specializes in the Indies, having fought hand-to-hand combat with major record labels for decades (talk about zombies). He believes music should be the core of the music business, though business it mostly be, and denies the accepted reality in the stead of the artistic one. Seldom does he receive pay for articles and/or reviews and believes that there is no place for negatives in a world in which one cannot keep up with the positives. He is, in a sense, a lost soul in a sea of music, drowning, but drowning gratefully.)