Soul Slide

Jeff Plankenhorn

Lounge Side Records 2016

Review by David Bowling


Acclaimed guitarist Jeff Plankenhorn has returned with his newest release titled Soul Slide. Consisting of eight original songs and four covers, he brings his stories to life encased in a country blues sound.

What makes his approach so unique is his “plank.” The plank is a stand-up lap steel guitar, which he invented and is about to go into mass production. He picks with one hand and uses a slide approach with the other to create a sound that brings an intimate sound and feel to his music.

He fluctuates between a full band backing sound that moves toward rock and roll and a more gentle folk approach with reduced instrumentation.

Plankenhorn has released an album of music that reflects his influences. It is another strong chapter in his musical journey.

Rating: ***