MP3 Nobby Reed Project - Hold The Truth
Contemporary Blues-Rock, featuring soulful laidback guitar
16 MP3 Songs
BLUES: Electric Blues, POP: with Live-band Production
Nobby Reed Project ~ " Hold The Truth "
The Nobby Reed Project , Vermont''s premiere blues trio , released
it''s sixth studio CD last week. It features a generous 16 songs and
is the first to be totally recorded at Nobby''s new Beneath The Living
The CD opens with the rousing and extremely positive title track...
"Hold The Truth". Affirming the fact that only each of us holding
on the faith holds the truth.
Track 2..."It''s Myself"...a personal favorite, is a strong message
to face the fact that we are our own worst enemy ! Bravo Nobby for
having the courage to state this fact !
"Sliding" is a tour de force of Nobby''s bottle neck guitar prowess.
"Mr. Sun"...a slow blues is a powerhouse lament, strong on guitar
solos and plaintiff vocals.
"Let Go"...another favorite is very biographical and expresses
Nobby''s feelings about what his music means to him and what he hopes
it does for his listeners.
"Winterwind" a second instrumental, is awash with icy processed
drums and liquid guitar tones. This CD once again incorporates
keyboards...with Nobby himself playing synthesizers.
"Black Raven"...the CD''s next song, takes the project down a new and
very adventurous path(with Nobby performing all parts). Featuring heavily processed vocals, guitar
textures and synth one sees Nobby stretch forward yet, very retro to
the psychedelic blues of 1967-68.
"Blues Is Raining" another up tempo number once again features Nobby
playing some mean slide guitar...Hot Licks abound on this fun tune!
"Save My Soul" shows off just how tight the current line-up of the
project is ! Augmented by Raymond Bushey on Bass and long standing
member...Eric Belrose on drums, Nobby Reed Project is a force to be
reckoned with...witnessed at the projects recent opening for April
Wine where Miles Goodwin acknowledged the trios opening set.
This disc concludes with the haunting instrumental "Last
Winter". It''s another of my favorites .
All in all, "Hold The Truth" is a very interesting journey thru
sonic complexities and masterful playing on the part of every Project member!
Nobby, Ray and Eric can be proud of their efforts. It is no wonder
that NRP has fans world wide thanks to distribution of their CD''s
over the Internet. They are truly Vermont''s Premier Blues Band
! It''s wonderful to see someone fulfilling their dream !
Look for the Project at many summer festivals and events throughout
the Northeast. You won''t be sorry to make the trip and experience
"Hold The Truth" live in concert.