Friday, May 1, 2009

LIGHTNING JACK - Treasure Island Blues

LIGHTNING JACK - Treasure Island Blues

Written by Branimir Lokner
Friday, 01 May 2009

LIGHTNING JACK " Treasure Island Blues "
( Self - released ) 2009.


Blues/acoustic rock/calypso

Lightning Jack is a Saint Petersburg, Florida based musician, singer/songwriter, guitarist and pan steel performer, also a producer.
A some period ago, he has introduced himself with debut album, entitled " Treasure Island Blues". He has recorded mentioned CD with 3 asistents : bassist Steve Connelly, drummer Pug Baker and percussionist Manny Lopez. There are 9 authors songs on album, performed and done in basically blues style but with evident other additionals as a : acoustic rock, calypso, and some hints of country and hidden reggae too. One important thing is also present in Jack's offering, and that's a album realization, and also persistence of specific mood in each songs.
Some tunes posses so call "sad" or melancholic atmosphere, others were done quite different, with more optimistic and entertaining mood.
A melodicity is also strong element in Jack's works, and most of songs are also listenable. "Treasure Island Blues" is an interesting product, with unusual portions of blues, and other crossing elements.

Rating : 7/10
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