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Wednesday, 6 September 2017
Ulrich Ellison - Dreaming In The House Of Blues (CD)
Ulrich is a new musical acquaintance.
Opener America reminds me a bit of Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush at times,
which is a good sign. Ulrich provides some quite clean and melodic vocals,
while the guitar work is a bit dirtier. Ten Feet Tall continues in a melodic
southern rock vein, while River Of Life again adds a touch of Marino mixed with
some slight Eric Johnson:ish influences. He continues down the blues rock path
and lays down some serious blues licks in the intro of Running On Empty. I Had
A Dream is a soul oriented thing with a jazzy touch, which doesn't really grab
me, unfortunately. Rollin' And Tumblin' gets the boat cruising in the right
direction again. Ulrich gives it a cool groovy, almost folksy touch. Feeling
Like A Rich Man again veers off into a soul oriented funky area outside my
sphere. The album has a few of these road bumps, especially towards the end,
but the majority of the tracks nicely rock my boat. There are some seriously
cool riffing going on in a lot of the tracks.
Janne Stark Label: Grooveyard Year: 2017 Country: USA