This is blues that heads of in the rock direction; however not so far that is loses sight of its roots. There is a hint of Tinsley Ellis in evidence and at times a bit of Lonnie Brooks as well. The result is a more melodious blend of blues and rock than you might at first be expecting.
"Strut" certainly has a touch of that Tinsley Ellis style Louisiana blues mentioned earlier, and the solid guitar and great throbbing beat certainly make it one of the highlights. "One Thing" is a solid bluesy piece of rock, while "Believe In Me" is an impassioned slower paced number, and "Moxie Rockin'" gives us a good blast of country rock influenced fun.
"Good Old Fashioned Blues" is a slower number with a bit of a southern soul feel to complement a slower, deeper blues than the majority of the album. It also has the best lines of the CD, "They say in life, that love is blind; but there's one thing that I've learned, marriage is going to open your eyes"! The closing track "Jamba" is a bit of a surprise, and arguably the highlight of the album, a sort of country, blues and funk hybrid.
The second half of the album certainly seems stronger than the first to half to our ears, it just seems to have a bit more variety and a bit of a tighter sound. Overall Greg gives us a worthwhile collection of 'deep fried' blues and rock, coated in a batter of southern soul and country. For more information on Greg and his blues, and to listen to some songs, visit his Sonicbids EPK</a>. The CD is available from CD Baby.