When I first heard the guitar playing of Bobby Honky
(né Landgraf), I described it as sounding like Billy
Gibbons and Zakk Wylde on a bathtub gin binge.
That’s true. But there’s more. On this record you
also get the perfectly bizarre quasi-ring-modulator
tones of “Walton County,” the expertly flatpicked acoustic and electric
textures of “All for Nothin’,” and the pentatonic blazing of “Riddle Cap.” If
the swirling triplets of “Wfo” don’t get you, the gut-punch syncopations
that follow will. Yeah! MVD.
Bay Area pop fans might recognize Eli Nelson from
his work with the supremely talented band An Intimate
Evening with Michael Shaw, but he’s got his
own thing going too. That thing includes playing
kick-ass melodic rock instrumentals like he does
on this record. Nelson provides whammy work on “Nexus Point” that will
certainly appeal to Steve Vai fans, he harmonizes lines like Brian May on
“Love Strains,” and he does a kinder, gentler Di Meola on “Adamonte.” The
guy has huge chops but you never get the sense that he’s putting them
in your face. Eli Nelson.
The Whiskey Sisters THE WHISKEY SISTERS
These Austin-based “sisters” are Teal Collins and
Barbara Nesbitt, and they both play great acoustic
guitar on these gorgeous, harmony-drenched
country rockers. The guitar story here, however,
truly comes in the form of Mr. Josh Zee, who plays
electric on the album. For some reason this guy is still the best-kept
secret in the blues-based country-fried universe, with his spot-on bends,
perfect sense of the pocket, badass picking technique, and awesome
sense of humor. I’m always wrong about these things, but “Talk It Out”
sure sounds like a hit to me. I’m definitely right about this, though: The
guitar solo to that tune is freaking perfect! Great record, and highly recommended.
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