Former Blues Hawks member Ray Wilinski has released an
exceptional CD containing some great new songs. Even though he left the
group a while back they still perform his songs and for good reason. Ray
is one of the most creative writers in the area and has been for over
a decade. While claiming not to be much of a keyboard player, he manages
to lace his material with some really progressive and subtle keyboard
work that you'll really appreciate. The bass and guitar work is flawless
and has a really mellow driving quality that reminds me of The Atlanta
Rhythm Section. There is a dark Bluesy misty quality that permeates the
CD but it is after all, The Blues. The rhythmical quality balances it
out whenever it gets too down. It's always a dichotomy on this one with
Ray as if he's just about to go over the edge and just when it looks like
it's too late he pulls up. A perfect example is "Better" that
has the words that could be a bit depressing but has the music that keeps
you lifted up telling you that after all it is getting "Better better
all the time".
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You can visit his new MP3 site to hear some of these great tumes
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