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A New Day Yesterday, A New Guitarist Today
on 4 July 2005
If you haven't heard Joe - I hadn't until three months ago - then you must do very soon by buying this. Joe is amazing. He embodies all the best aspects of guitar players like Stevie Ray, Jeff Beck, Robben Ford, Eric Clapton [ I said the BEST aspects!] and Rory Gallagher. If you look at his discography on Amazon, you will see that he's been around for a few years, but it was his brief tour of the UK earlier this year that has got him noticed. This album represents the best aspects of his live show, from the blues covers - Rory G, Free, Cream, Jeff Beck- to his own very original excellent compositions. This is pure showmanship at it's best. His guitar work is OUTSTANDING throughout.
Using the word 'covers' is a bit unfair really.When I first listened to this album I didn't look at the track listing, and didn't even realise they were covers straight away. Cradle rock is amazing - it's the first Rory cover I've heard played by anyone from across the pond. And when did you last hear a Free cover that wasn't Alright Now? We also have a short drum solo and a bass solo and a lot of light and shade throughout. It is pure rock and roll show from start to finish, and the pace doesn't let up.
This is well worth the money - give it a go