Ruzz Guitar’s Blues Revue….January 11, 2019…..

RUZZ GUITAR’S BLUES REVUE

THE HEIST

RHYTHM BOMB RECORDS

THE HEIST–BACK HOME TO STAY– ROCK WITH YOU– I USED TO LOVE YOU–SAINTS AND SINNERS–JUKE JOINT SHAKEDOWN–MINE ALL MINE–HOME TO ME–HIGH STAKES HUSTLE–GIRL FOR ME

Ruzz Guitar (Evans) is a mighty player from across the pond in the UK.  Steeped in rockabilly tradition and history, Ruzz drew his inspiration from folks such as Brian Setzer and Jimmie Lee Vaughan, among a host of others.  As such, Ruzz, along with drummer Mike Hoddinott and bassist Joe Allen from Bristol have combined forces to become Ruzz Guitar’s Blues Revue, and to release “The Heist” for Rhythm Bomb Records.  With the addition of the three-piece horn section a few years back, this marks their first release with that “big band” sound!

Ruzz gasses up that big ol’ ’59 Caddy with a couple of hi-test instrumentals, rumblin’ outta the gate with the sax-fueled twang of the title cut, then again a bit later with the good-time rockabilly of “Juke Joint Shakedown.”  “Rock With You” has a cool vocal, vowing, “I ain’t never gonna let you go,” and then expounds upon that theme with the red-hot, Gene Vincent-styled, “she’s Mine All Mine,” featuring exceptional acoustic piano.

We had two favorites, too.  That left-hand, boogie-fied piano drives “I Used To Love You,” ’til “you done me wrong, I’m leavin’ you for sure!”  And, another furious and fast-paced instrumental has some wicked tom-tom drumming to carry the backbeat, as our hero’s guitar comes at you straight from the floor of a casino, “High Stakes Hustle!”

Ruzz Guitar’s Blues Revue is a strong UK outfit brimming with enough rockabilly rocket fuel for the 21st Century to keep you dancin’ for days!  Hey y’all–“The Heist” is on, and no dance card shall go unfilled!  Until next time…Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues And Roots Alliance.

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