Joel DaSilva review…September 13, 2017….

JOEL DASILVA

EVERYWHERE FROM HERE

SHAKE–EVERYDAY MAN–DOWN IN THE DELTA–CHASIN THE SUN–CADILLAC MAMA–BAD WORLD–THIS DAY I BLEED–SPELL ON ME–TIME HEALS ALL WOUNDS–MY BRAZILIAN SOUL

Joel DaSilva recorded his latest set, “Everywhere From Here,” down in Ft. Lauderdale at the Tru Noyz Studios,  with Grammy-winner Eddie Perez producing.  This set is all-original material, and Eddie coaxed a cool, garage-rock and blues-roots vibe out of Joel and his fiery fretwork.  On these cuts, you can hear influences of JLV and Joe Bonamassa, as well as Brother Ray, and even the White Stripes.

His varied guitar lines and echo-effects give some of these cuts a vintage rockabilly feel, and some are pure fun,  West Coast-styled jump blues.  Check out the leadoff cut with its fine call-and-response guitar in a swampy tale about that girl “lookin’ real good with that red dress on,” “Shake.”  A rumba-rockin’ beat that features accordion from Alejandro Sanched  gives a song about being a “bad boy in a Bad World” who’s sho’ nuff got a “bad girl to pour some of her bad stuff in my cup” a mysterious groove.  He closes the set with a samba-esque instrumental that serves as his autobiography of sorts as the son of Brazilian musicians, “My Brazilian Soul.”

Our favorites were some of his more blues-oriented offerings.  There ain’t nothin’ quite like a good ol’ “Cadillac Mama,” one that’s “built for comfort, not for speed!”  And, you gotta love the deep, slow-blues groove of a man who realizes a love affair has turned “cold and lonely,” but “Time Heals All Wounds.”  The set’s most unique cut takes place at the corner of Mississippi highways 61 and 49, where you’ll find that dude with the really bony fingers  always lookin’ to make a deal.  Yup–the grungy guitars on this one are helped out by a backing chorus of baying hellhounds, and conjures up the ghosts of Mr. Waters, Mr. Sumlin, Mr. Johnson, and the Howlin’ Wolf himself.  They’re all there, right where they oughta be–“Down In The Delta!”

Joel Da Silva reached down into his bluesman’s soul to bring forth a set of roots-rock and deep blues that all fans are sure to enjoy.  Musically, with this set, you can get “Everywhere From Here.”  Until next time…Sheryl and Don Crow.

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