Saturday, April 25, 2015


(Independent Release)

'A Triple Threat', the debut release by the L.A. based Blues rock fusion trio, Tri-Fecta is a buffet of Blues, rock and jazz fusion of the highest order. The trio is comprised of Steve Fister, on vocals and guitar (Pat Travers Band, Steppenwolf, Lita Ford Band), Ric Fierabracci on bass, vocals & keys (Billy Cobham Spectrum Band, Chick Corea Elektric Band, Andy Summers) and Ray Brinker on drums & cymbals Ray Charles, Bonnie Raitt,Joe Cocker, Norah Jones, Maynard Ferguson, Tierney Sutton Band, Pat Benatar, Steve Morse). Every track on this recording is a treat to listen to and is deserving of multiple slaps of the repeat button. The trio open your listening experience with a smooth take of the Tom Waits penned, "Way Down In The Hole", taking nothing away from the original and making it their own. Highlighted by Steve Fister' s spicey slide guitar."Zig Zag Talk", finds the trio switching gears with a Memphis Blues vibe. On the next song the trio dish out a cool cover of The Staple Singer soul classic, "Respect Yourself". The instrumental, "Dead Reckoning" is up next. If you like instrumental jams with bite, these gentlemen deliver the goods in spades! Plus, I'm a big fan of the "The Voice Box" and Steve Fister is one of the best in the business. One of the album highlights hands down in a cover of the The Plimsouls smash hit, "A Million Miles Away". It's hard not to go through and sing the praises of all 11 songs on this album. They're all great and worthy of endless listening. However tracks like, the laid back sway of "Wes", and the Gary Moore penned, "Movin' On Down The Road"  deserve special mention. Steve Fister's playing is excellent. His vocals are smooth and very bluesy. The rhythm section of Fierabracci and Brinker are tight as a stamp on an envelope. Just listening to this trio jam it's abundantly clear that Tri-Fecta are musicians that are at the top of their game. A trio that has been road tested in Europe with over 250 shows including support tours and shows with Joe Satriani, Walter Trout, and Y&T. The bottom line: You can't put a label on this recording because it covers many types of musical genres. There is not a 'skip over' song on it. Solid vocals, tasty guitar work, beautiful tone, tight musicianship, nice songwriting and arranging. 'A Triple Threat' by Tri-Fecta is a must have for any music fan.- Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society /All Access Magazine

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