AN OLD ROCK ON A ROLL
Canadian blues fans are going to recognize the name Kenny Wayne from a string of disks on Electro-Fi Records, including the 2006 Blues Record of the Year Juno for 'Let It Loose'.
While Wayne is a blues veteran An Old Rock On A Roll is a first release on the popular Stony Plain label.
The new disk highlights 13-songs, all penned by Wayne. Original blues is always a pleasure to listen too. Of course when Wayne is behind the music you are in for something better than the average.
Cuts such as Devil Woman, Searching For My Baby, and the title cut are all excellent offerings, although in truth Wayne doesn't misstep on the disk.
Wayne flat out plays a fine piano and enhanced by the baritone sax work of Doug James and the tenor sax of Sax Gordon the CD is outstanding.
It doesn't hurt Duke Robillard is on hand to lay down the guitar either. He is one of the best with six strings.
This is a smooth blues offering which speaks to the confidence a veteran like Wayne can bring to a disk.
Most definitely a disk to put high on a blues-lover's want list.
Check it out at www.stonyplainrecords.com
— CALVIN DANIELS
-- Review appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper June 15, 2011 - Yorkton, SK. Canada