Trevor B. Power Band review….January 17, 2019…..

TREVOR B. POWER BAND

EVERYDAY ANGEL

JACK–YOU AIN’T ACTIN’ RIGHT–FUTURE PLANS–SADDEST THING–STORM BREWIN’–BABY I’M THROUGH WITH YOU–I WROTE IT DOWN–MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE–LORD HAVE MERCY–EVERYDAY ANGEL

Trevor B. Power is a bluesman, composer, and radio personality from norther New Jersey.  He’s been playing guitar since his teens, and his life credo of “practice, practice, practice” has paid off with the release of The Trevor B. Power Band’s debut, “Everyday Angel.”  Trevor’s on guitar and vocals, and fellow Jersey-ites Billy Gensch on guitar, Mark Enright on bass, and Tom DiCianni on drums round out the ensemble.

This set offers not only straight blues, but some strong, heartland-style rockers. (Think Springsteen or Tom Petty).  This set also offers up a message of love and a reminder of the frailty of life.  One of those blistering rockers opens up, “Jack,” who’s on “that train ride to nowhere,” and resurfaces a bit later on with “Murder In The First Degree.”  Trevor gets into a rockin; roadhouse groove with the ultimate kiss-off song, “Future Plans,” flatly tellin’ her “I don’t want you to be happy!”  This one has a cool, Replacements vibe, and features John Ginty on keys and Nick Conti on sax.  That theme continues on “I’m Through With You,” with Bob Lanza on guitar.

We had two favorites, too.  A cheatin’ lover gets called out, ’cause “You Ain’t Actin’ Right,” with Nick back on the sax, John on keys, and Bob Lanza on guitar.  The set closes with a beautiful ode to Trevor’s daughter, his “Everyday Angel,” and his unending devotion to her.  This wistful, breezy tune has sweet slide guitar from one of the original Dominos, Bobby Whitlock, and subtle sax and backing vocals from Bobby’s wife, CoCo Carmel.

There’s something for everyone with Trevor B. Power and “Everyday Angel.”  Inspiration from Bobby Whitlock and his wife led to the writing and performing of his own material, and this set bears out that he made the right decision!  Until next time…Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues And Roots Alliance.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: