A mastermind of the guitar and blues music in general, Lloyd Spiegel is back at it again with his eighth album, Backroads. Promising a close and honest take on Lloyd’s life outside of music, Backroads is sure to give the fans a fresh look at Lloyd’s abilities as an artist/performer.
Starting off the CD with a bang, The Kick Around showcases Lloyd’s creative ability in conjunction with a high paced, gritty beat. A great opening track to capture the audiences’ attention right off the bat.
Starting out so strong, the second track Betcha Bottom Dollar would not have an easy task of continuing said trend, but it manages. With strong story telling and a fusion of big band sounds and blues, Betcha Bottom Dollar is the type of track that will be put on repeat many times, I presume.
Throughout the album, you will experience many different types of blues, from high tempo, hard hitting and sizzling guitar, to a more steadily paced story driven sound that will have you listening closely for the subtle beauties within Lloyd’s music.
Fans and new listeners alike should take the chance and take the backroads!
Only Blues Music
Reviewed by Alex Lynch