Title - 'Sticks And Stones' (Mascot Records)
Artist - Eric Sardinas and Big Motor
On his new disc, Eric Sardinas does one heck of a great job. Covering the full emotion of each and every tune he undertakes, from Delta to full-out hot blues, this rates right up there with Devil's Train as one of my personal favorites.
'Sticks And Stones' (on Mascot Records) allows Sardinas and his trusty, self-modified electric Resonator Guitar to ride alongside his always-cowboy booted feet as the guitarist and Big Motor bring one massive tidal wave of rocked up blues through into your living room, car or personal play house!
His stunning guitar work and bourbon soaked voice are chock full of total rock attitude. Combining with him to bring these blues/rock tunes to life, are bassist Levell Price and drummer Chris Frazier. Both bring a mighty crash to the huge grooves and a hefty amount of deep blues to the gritty riffs.
And yes, for those seeking a more virtuoso guitar performance from Sardinas, there's a few times that the charismatic and uber-skilled six-stringer gets to play with boundless solo enthusiasm. None more so than the full steam ahead instrumental, 'Behind The 8.' A song which not only lets Sardinas burn up his fretboard, but is also a hugely infectious stand-out blues/rock track on this incredible new album.