Bobby Messano review…April 29, 217….

BOBBY MESSANO

BAD MOVIE

THE PRINCE FROG RECORD COMPANY

BAD MOVIE–COME TO YOUR SENSES–WHY WATER A DEAD ROSE–ROAD TO  OBLIVION–UNCONVENTIONAL WISDOM–TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE–IF THE PHONE AIN’T RINGIN’, IT’S NOT ME CALLIN’–NEVER TOO LATE TO BREAK A BAD HABIT–WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE (FEAT. ALECIA ELLIOTT)–YOU LEFT ME NO CHOICE (FEAT. ALECIA ELLIOTT)–THE GIRL THAT GOT AWAY–I THOUGHT WE HAD THIS–WE NEED A BLESSING–IS IT TOO MUCH TO HOPE FOR A MIRACLE–AMERICAN SPRING

Guitarist Bobby Messano has served as the musical director for Steve Winwood, Lou Gramm, and several others, along with releasing seven albums of his own.  His vast musical contributions also earned him a well-deserved spot in the New Jersey Blues Hall Of Fame.

He teamed up with writers Jon Tiven, Larry Weiss, Steve Kalinich, and Queen legend Brian May for the fifteen cuts that comprise his latest effort, “Bad Movie.”  Over the course of this album, Bobby and his writing team take us on a musical journey thru bouts of love gone sour, a country gone to Hell in 100 days, breaking one’s bad habits, and gathering salvation through the music itself.  They had a lot to say on this album, and said it in a lot of different ways.  So, let’s get down to it!

Some Texas twang kicks off the title cut, as Bobby’s lover has gone, turning his life into one long, “Bad Movie,” and he gits while the gittin’ is good, leaving a bad lover, because “It’s Never To Late To Break A Bad Habit!”

Bobby forges some good times on this set, too.  Check out the ol’ Elias McDaniel beat on another cool left jab-right cross combination at another lover, “I don’t care who yer ballin, If The Phone Ain’t Ringin’, It’s Me Not Callin!’  And, he’s joined on two duets by Alecia Elliott, the poignant “Water Under The Bridge, and this bridge is under water now,” and the “reggae-Mon” of “You Left Me No Choice.”

Our favorites lended themselves to Bobby’s humorous side.  A stout shot of Delta slide paves the path “down the Road To Oblivion,” while a political system that was broken at best now finds itself swirling down the toilet in those oft-mentioned one hundred days, as Bobby has “Faced The Nation and Met The Press,” and begs for some “Unconventional Wisdom.”

With a little help from his friends, Bobby Messano has vowed to us he’s gonna “stick around and sing!”  And, with “Bad Movie,” us fans are the real winners!  Until next time…Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues Society.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. I came across Bobby Messano a few years back and bought his latest album. It was knockout, I was very pleasantly surprised.

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  2. Thanks so much for the wonderful review

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