(Purple Pyramid Records)
Kentucky based rockers Otis return with their sophomore effort, 'Eyes Of The Sun', produced by Grammy winning Blues/Rock guitar great Paul Nelson (Johnny Winter, PNB).Serving up a serious dose southern flavored blues rock. Reminiscent of lots of southern/blue-based rock of the early seventies, with a lot of contemporary influences.
Otis is powered by Boone Froggett (vocals/guitar), Steve Jewell (guitar), John Seeley (bass) and Andrew Gilpin (drums). This album, is 100% solid. There isn't a track I don't like. The soul is so thick you can walk on it, the blues are so blue you could paint a park bench with them, the drive so heavy you could pound nails into the wall and still these guys have energy to spare. Album highlights include, the Allman Bros flavored swagger of, "Change", that opens the album. The adrenaline driven, "Blind Hawg", "Home", "Shake You" and "Washed My Hands" with its ZZ Top vibe. 'Eye Of The Sun' all in all is a rock solid recording. Great music. solid vocals and great guitars. The songwriting is great and it definitely will set your foot tapping and blood pressure pumping for sure. I don't know what more you could ask for...- Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society