'The New World Blues'
The much acclaimed US blues rock guitarist Alastair Greene has released his latest album 'The New World Blues' to across the board stellar reviews and a #3 US Billboard Blues Chart placing.
"When I started writing the majority of these songs in early 2019, I had no idea they would take on a whole new and more poignant meaning as time went on." muses Greene, "The album is a reflection of current times and has equal parts light and dark."
The collection of songs was produced by Whiskey Bayou Records co-founder Tab Benoit. Benoit’s label partner, Rueben Williams, also Manager to Greene and Benoit, enthuses, "On this album, Alastair makes it clear why he is a 'guitar player’s guitar player' and this recording will surely leave the Alastair Greene stamp on the blues rock world."
'Back at the Poorhouse' brings the pace back up with this upbeat and rockin' instrumental track, which is followed by 'Find Your Way Back Home', which takes you on a funky bluesy journey and is just a highly addictive track.
'Heroes' is a stunner, full of emotion right from the off. Great vocals and beautiful musically which together make for a wonderful track.
'Wontcha Tell Me' is another funky motherfucka guitar driven beast with a great vibe, before 'Alone and Confused' slows the pace again for another more traditional blues number.
We end with the title track, 'The New World Blues'. This is a wonderful slide driven monster of a finale to a stunning album by an extremely talented musician.
'The New World Blues' was released in 2020, but if you haven't heard this or earlier albums by Alastair Green, then you really need to rectify that as soon as possible. You can start with this fantastic release, you will not be disappointed.
Exquisite guitar matched with fabulous vocals all lead to a wonderfully driven album. TFM gives 'The New World Blues' a full on 9/10. A definite addition to any blues rock fan's collection.
'Living Today' is just a wonderful guitar driven start to this release, with strong vocals and a big chorus. A really well put together track, followed by 'Lies and Fear', which is a much more funky track but with a southern bluesy feel and is a real upbeat number.
'Bayou Mile' next and I'm loving the deep south sound matched with a wonderful vocal performance that marries perfectly to create the whole vibe. A beautifully stunning slide guitar stitches it all together.
'When You Don'y Know What To Do' is a much quicker tempo and bounds along from the start and doesn't let up. A real hand clapping foot tapping number, before 'No Longer Amused', which is a seductive blues number, with a slow and sultry vibe.