Eric Sardinas review…February 13, 2015…

ERIC SARDINAS AND BIG MOTOR

BOOMERANG

JAZZHAUS RECORDS  JHR 102

RUN DEVIL RUN–BOOMERANG–TELL ME YOU’RE MINE–MORNING GLORY–BAD BOY BLUES–IF YOU DON’T LOVE ME–TROUBLE–LONG GONE–HOW MANY MORE YEARS–HEAVY LOADED

Blues-rocker Eric Sardinas and Big Motor have just released their debut CD for Jazzhaus Records, entitled “Boomerang,” eight originals and two really cool covers of his signature, trademark, boogie-blues.  He continues to use a custom-made Resonator guitar in lieu of an electric guitar, which allows him to achieve his unique sound and also to reach one of his musical goals–to take straight-ahead rock and roll and mix it with the blues.  Backed by Levell Price on bass and Bryan Keeling on drums, this is a supercharged set with highlights all around.  Delta blues are represented by “Morning Glory,” Chicago blues by a J. B. Hutto-inspired houserocker, the set-closing Heavy Loaded,” and more contemporary fare, such as “If You Don’t Love me,” and “Tell Me You’re Mine.”

We had several favorites, too.  The title cut is a rockin’ “love story” of sorts, as Eric’s lover continues to “spin me around and around,” just like a “Boomerang.”  “Bad Boy Blues” is a mid-tempo groove featuring organ from Dave Schulz, as Eric sings of a lot of “trouble on my mind.”  This one also has a cool extended slide solo, as well.  A childhood memory of an Elvis concert which Eric attended led to his cover of “Trouble,” one of the highlights of the movie “King Creole,” and Eric rocks thru the stop-time verses and that high-energy, slide-fueled climax!

With “Boomerang,” Eric Sardinas continues to keep his Resonator blazing, and brings us fans the best in good-rockin’ blues!  Until next time…Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues Society.

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