Genre: Blues, Rock, Heavy psychedelia, Alt-Country, Rockabilly,
Title: "Blues In The Afterburner"
Record Company: Blues Bureau International
Review: I’m sitting here listening to blues recording artist and exciting virtuoso guitarist Chris Duarte’s new ALBUM “Blue in the Afterburner” and I must say I’m very impressed with everything… The song writing, song styles and selections… And, Chris’s heartfelt vocals make for a great production here too.
The Chris Duarte Group continues to improve and refine its craft with each successive release. One thing I notice is brother Duarte keeps growing vocally and of course expanding and crossing over into different blues rock genres to include doses of heavy psychedelia and a few other surprises throughout (to include rockabilly and alt-country). You can hear some very impressive guitar sounds, new licks and arrangements on this CD. This is more of a listening CD for taking a journey into the Blues Rock guitar universe. Producer Mike Varney has a way of getting the best out of the recording artists he works with on his Blues Bureau Intentional Record Label which has brought me this fine CD to review.
If you are into Hendrix, Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Gales, Joe Bonamassa and katz of that breed, then Chris needs to be in your collection without a doubt. Blues In The Afterburner contains a heavy load of Duarte’s legendary blues guitar chops over a diverse set of grooves and lyrical themes.
1. ANOTHER MAN2. MAKE ME FEEL SO RIGHT3. BOTTLE BLUES4. MILWAUKIE BLUES5. HOLD BACK THE TEARS6. SUMMER'S CHILD7. SEARCHING FOR YOU8. BLACK CLOUDS ROLLING9. DONTCHA DRIVE ME CRAZY10. BORN TO RACE11. I'VE BEEN A FOOL12. PRAIRIE JELLY
I highly recommend this CD… I love a good blues guitar player who can go in a few other directions with the same intensity and beyond. Blues Maestro Chris Duarte fits that marquee.