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Boomerang

Eric Sardinas And Big Motor

Jazzhaus 2015

Review by David Bowling

 

There are thousands of blues artists on the road and in the studio, so it takes an accomplished musician and artist to get noticed. Eric Sardinas and his backing band Big Motor, consisting of bassist Levell Price and drummer Bryan Keeling, are one of those blues bands who have continued to improve and are now on the rise toward the top of their profession. They have now returned with their third album titled Boomerang.

In addition to being a good vocalist and competent songwriter; Sardinas is a unique musician. He performs with an electrified dobro resonator plus steel and acoustic resonators. The sound he is able to create with his unique approach to the blues is different from most of his contemporaries.

His newest album consists of eight original and two cover tunes. The old Elvis song “Trouble” is twisted all out of shape and emerges as an energetic blues piece. Muddy Waters’ “How Many More Years” is a trip back to the Southern Delta.

The eight original compositions are vehicles for his voice and instrumental expertise. “Run Devil Dun,” “Bad Boy Blues,” “Morning Glory,” and the title track are all solid, gritty blues tunes with enough room for some creative solos.

Eric Sardinas continues to improve and evolve. Boomerang is another link in his musical chain.

Rating: ***

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