Best Of The Batch: Joe Vicino & The Smokedaddys
Artist: Joe Vicino & The Smokedaddys
Label: Hipptone Records
Joe Vicino & The Smokedaddys sure are smokin’, oh yeah. Their new record, Shine, tells the story in so many ways. They could not have chosen a better name for the album because they absolutely shine on every track. Right out of the gate with the funky and soulful “You Got it Going On” to the title track “Shine,” a gorgeous bluesy tasteful instrumental stroll, this band has their chops down.
This is a trio with the heartiness and presence of a five-piece band. Joe handles all the guitars, Pete Kiernan plays every type of bass, while Ralph Santiago holds down the bottom end with smoothness rarely found on drums and percussion.
The dudes sound like they are from the heart of Austin, Texas, rather than Long Island, NY. I was reminded of traditional blues and the electrical energy of Stevie Ray more than once while listening to this killer album, especially on tracks like “Texas Bound,” which puts you right on the road to that bustling musical heartland in a second. Vicino’s six-string brilliance shines like the mother of pearl found on some guitar fret boards as he plays with blinding speed and sweet soul on every lick, yes sir! On “Delta Town” Joe’s acoustic slide expertise pays tribute to all the greats that originated from the Mississippi Delta. “We Once Knew” is a bittersweet lament of love highlighting the band’s ability to perform a ballad with as much passion as the rockin’ numbers.
Folks, this is the real McCoy, da blues like it should be, like French fries and ketchup and a burger with cheese, it all goes together just right. Make sure you get just what the doctor ordered, a shot of da blues straight up with no chaser-Joe Vicino & The Smokedaddys new album Shine.
01. You Got it Going On (3:41)
02. Shine (4:19)
03. Josephine (5:56)
04. Squeeze Toy (5:43)
05. Texas Bound (3:27)
06. Delta Town (4:21)
07. Black Cloud Blues (6:17)
08. Scofflaw Blues (3:11)
09. We Once Knew (6:45)
10. Before You Close Your Eyes (6:44)
Joe Vicino-acoustic, electric, Resonator guitars & vocals
Pete Kiernan-standup, electric and acoustic bass
Ralph Santiago-drums & percussion
» MusicDish Review: Kenn Rowell Music Video "It's Good To Be Back"
» MusicDish Music Video Review: "CPR (Start Again)" by Metaract
» Rapper Produkt Releases Inspiring Music Video For His Single "Daddy Was A Dope Boy"
» Kylie Marcus Combines Of Funk And R&B With "Yellow Shirt"
» Searching For Sugar Man: Story Of A Forgotten Prodigy
Open Review Directory
» [2018-06-06] Screen Music Connect To Explore The Music Of Film, Television And Interactive Media; Created By James Hannigan, Award-winning Composer And Game Music Connect Co-founder, Screen Music Connect Builds On The Success Of The Sold-out Game Music Conferences
» [2018-06-05] Fred Casimir To Develop BMG's Global Recordings Business; As Well As Building BMG's European Infrastructure, Casimir Was Instrumental In Developing BMG's Recordings Business
» [2018-06-03] 13 Music Label Sold To MTN; DSN Music Spins Off Record Label To Albuquerque Music Entrepreneur's New Group
» [2018-06-02] CISAC 2018 Annual Report; A Comprehensive Overview Of The Confederation's Work To Serve 4 Million Creators And 239 Authors Societies Across The World
» [2018-06-02] MusicDish Announces A Love Electric 2018 China Tour; The Tour Will Crisscross Through China With 12 Shows In 8 Cities, Including Guangzhou, Dongguan, Zhuhai, Shenzhen, Kunming, Jiaxin, Wuhan And Beijing
» [2018-06-02] Darcus Beese Named President Of Island Records; Renowned U.K. Music Executive To Join Universal Music Group's U.S. Label Leadership
» [2018-05-17] Avant-Garde Label Maybe Noise Launches In Beijing; The Official Launch Will Be On May 26 At Magnet Theater With A Performance Supporting Its First Vinyl Release: Píng Zè
» [2018-05-04] Award-Winning Lithuanian Rock Band Colours Of Bubbles "She Is The Darkness" 2018 China Tour; The Tour Will Kickoff In Shanghai Where The Band Will Represent Lithuania During The Country's Signing To The Silk Road Music Alliance
» [2018-05-01] Hollywood Heavyweights Launch New Christian Music Label; Their Debut Release, Firma Collective - Songs For Every Soul, Was Produced By Mgrdichian And Mixed By The Legendary Brian Reeves
» [2018-04-30] Pop Artist Ava King Releases New Single; Paris-born Ava King Decided To Move To Beijing Where She Wrote For One Of The Biggest Chinese Movie Production Companies, HuaYi Brothers
» [2018-04-27] NetEase Cloud Music Sign Distribution Partnership With B2 Music; Chinese Music Streaming Service To Release Billboard "Best Of Asia" Album Series
» [2018-04-24] Skype And Mixcloud Launch "Connecting..." Podcast Series; Podcast Series Connects The Music World's Brightest Sparks And Explores The Power Of Creative Collaboration
follow MusicDish on