PASSION, SOUL AND FIRE
THE DEVIL’S LAND–LOVE AGAIN–STRONGER THAN I REALIZE–JOHAN SEBASTIAN BLUES–YOU SAID YOU LOVE ME–SWEET LITTLE BABY–THE 12 SONG–COLD BLOODED–EVERY TIME I THINK OF YOU–FUNKY IT UP–LIER–MISTREATED
Born in Argentina, David M’ore got a guitar for his eighth birthday and hasn’t looked back. Drawn to the blues-rockin’ sounds of Hendrix, Ritchie Blackmore, Albert King, Johnny Winter and many others, he was mesmerized by not only their mad skills, but the pyrotechnical aspect of their artistry as well. His latest album, “Passion, Soul, And Fire” takes those techniques to a whole ‘nother level with these twelve cuts. With a vocal delivery that falls somewhere between Tom Waits, Billy Gibbons, and ol’ Chester Arthur Burnett himself, David concocts a deep and varied collection of danceable blues and cuts suitable for listening and reflecting. Leading off is a stone shot of the former, “The Devil’s Land,” with a sweet Double Trouble vibe. A “love song” of sorts uses wah-wah guitar to create a sonic ode to a lover whose hold on David is much “Stronger Than I Realize,” while “You Said You Love Me” takes a look at the other side of love’s coin, as this lover has her own agenda. “The 12 Song” is a soulful shot of redemption, as “you set me free–you sanctified me!”
We had three favorites, two of which had strong Delta ties. A Son House influence is out there on the acoustic intro to “Sweet Little Baby,” which soon gives way to more of David’s freaky-fiery runs, as he extols the virtues of his fine female. “Cold Blooded” uses David’s Resonator licks to come at you pounding like a thunderstorm on a sticky Mississippi night, giving way to a sweet electrified riff that rides this one to its explosive climax. And, the set’s most unique cut is an instrumental entitled “Johan Sebastian Blues.” It comes across as a killer combination of sorts of Mac’s “Oh Well” and “Hocus Pocus” from Focus, waaaay back in the day!
Now living in Marin County, CA, David M’ore treats the Bay Area fans to his dazzling blues-rock talents. He’s mastered the art of learning various guitar tones and forging his own original compositions around them. Want a shot of “Passion, Soul, And Fire?” Then this one’s for you! Until next time…Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues Society.