Strongman — No Time Like Now
Label: Sonic Unyon Records
Release date: March 10, 2017
If you like a whole lot of energy with your blues, you’re in luck. No Time Like Now, the new release from Canadian artist Strongman, is an album that delivers everything you want in 21st-century, raw, electrified blues and nothing that you don’t want. It is musically swampy, fuzzy, hazy and sweaty. At the same time it is lyrically frank and emotionally clear.
For a blues album, the 10-track collection plays a decidedly positive spin; it’s an affirmation that the blues are very much alive and doing well. On the album, Steve Strongman (guitar, vocals) is backed by an equally strong group of players, including Dave King (drums), Adam Warner (drums), Rob Szabo (bass), Alex Fraser (bass) and Jesse O’Brien (keyboards). Randy Bachman also lends an impressive guitar solo to a significant track.
Essential Downloads: “No Time Like Now,” “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” “Love Love Love.”
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