ERIC SARDINAS AND BIG MOTOR
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.