Friday, February 26, 2016


WEST OF FLUSING, SOUTH OF FRISCO by Supersonic Blues Machine
(Provogue Records)

West of Flushing, South of Frisco' the stunning debut release by Supersonic Blues Machine is a  melting pot of ideas created by Lance Lopez on guitar and vocals , Fabrizio Grossi on bass and drummer Kenny Aronoff. The album also features cameo appearances by Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ Top), Walter Trout, Warren Haynes (Gov't Mule), Robben Ford, Eric Gales and Chris Duarte all having a deep and personal connection to Lopez, Grossi and Aronoff. The collaboration gives the record added warmth and takes your listening experience to a higher level. As a result what you have is a sprawling and uplifting emotional journey.  The absolutely amazing and souful musicianship frames the melodies of these songs and catapults the music into the scattered realms of soulful blues, rock, and progressive soul/R&B.  The songs are thrilling, with incredibly fat grooves, sophisticated changes, some great lyrics, and solid foundation; the playing is stupendous. From the opening soul moving, "Miracle Man" followed up by, "I Ain't Fallin' Again", "Running Whiskey" (feat. Billy F. Gibbons) and "Remedy" (feat. Warren Haynes) Also featured is a cool version of, "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City" the 1974 R&B song, written by Michael Price and Dan Walsh, and first recorded by Bobby "Blue" Bland.  This is the kind of blues that is `true' blues but still isn't `just' the blues - at least to me, and if that makes sense. For anyone looking for great blues rock in this day and age, 'West of Flushing, South of Frisco'  by Supersonic Blues Machine comes highly recommended. - Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society

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