Thursday, June 5, 2014


by Brett Ellis
(Grooveyard Records)

Bluesman/Six string axe-slinger from San Diego, California Brett Ellis returns with his latest release, 'Redemption At The Mojo Circus', his eleventh studio recording. He is joined by the tight rhythm section of Rick Nash on bass and Calvin Lakin on drums. The album blasts off the starting line and doesn't let up until the album concludes. Starting off with two heavy hitters , "My Own Way" and "Keeping The Rock Alive". Every track on this album packs such a strong visceral punch, you really don't know how it can get any better. And then Brett Ellis unleashes the eleven minute plus rattlesnake, "Freight Train". High points on this album are the front and back cover, and everything in between! There isn't a week spot on the whole album. Other highlights include, "Nine Tons Of Soul", " As Much  As The Blues", "Blues Is Everything" (featuring Ben Moore on the Hammond B3) and "Like A Man" (featuring Keith Anderson on Didjeridu). This is straight up smoking hot blues rock. Not just blues rock, but mean in your face blues rock that packs some serious mojo! Brett Ellis's guitar work on 'Redemption At The Mojo Circus' takes the back seat to no player. When you hit the 4 minute mark of any song on this album, your hair will light on fire and your senses will melt as Brett' s fretwork on his  Stratocaster explodes into incendiary brilliance. Be careful if you play it in your car. Hide the children if you crank it up at home. Brett Ellis, when it's all said and done, will have a chair at the table of the masters and that smile in your soul is a testament to his excellence. Great music should be shared with the rest of the world and 'Redemption At The Mojo Circus' by Brett Ellis definitely fits into that category. Music of this caliber needs to be heard! This album is an expression of a true Blues rock axe-slinger, and I believe this is a album that will be influential to a new generation of blues rock musicians. Give 'Redemption At The Mojo Circus' by Brett Ellis a listen just once and  you'll be coming back for more! - Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society/All Access Magazine

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