TGM ( The Global Muse ) ALBUM REVIEW
I can’t begin to express how much I enjoyed this album. Great Blues Rock delivered with an energy that is unmatched. This is also one of the best sounding live albums that I’ve heard in a long time. The sound quality is excellent and the atmosphere is lively and jumping. Tony and his band keep the place rockin’ throughout this 13 song set. Great blues guitar, great vocals, killer tunes, and a rhythm section that simply smokes. What else could you ask for? Tony has a similar guitar style that reminds me a little of Stevie Ray Vaughan. I’m not sure why, but it does. Now don’t get the impression that this is an all guitar album. While the guitar work is great, Tony takes the stage with a full blues band and is backed by horns, keys, and the works.
I can’t imagine any blues rock fan not finding this CD to be enjoyable. Tony not only shows himself to be a great performer on this disc, but a great songwriter as well. His music is real and down to earth, conveying a style and presence that is all his own. If that wasn’t enough, Tony also throws in a few covers from the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Guy. Now I’ve heard a lot of Hendrix covers in my time, but the Tony Janflone version of “The Wind Cries Mary” is absolutely amazing to hear. Another great cover is Tony’s take on “Mustang Sally” and “Hey Joe.” This is great music and if you’re a blues rock fan, you’re only missing out if you haven’t heard it. This CD comes highly recommended around here.
– Michael Allison