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Jared James Nichols - Black Magic

Jared James Nichols - Black Magic

Label : Listenable | Archive under bluesrock

Release type: Full-length CD

Wim S. : Two years ago, I was very excited about the album 'Old Glory Wild Revival' by American guitarist/singer Jared James Nichols. On that album the man played fiery blues rock, with a prominent role for his amazing guitar playing. That is exactly what he is doing again two years later on this new release 'Black Magic'. The song material is a tad less but the performance compensates a lot ....

Nichols was already on stage with acts like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Walter Trout, ZZ Top and Glenn Hughes. And that is the musical segment where he also belongs. He plays the heavy variant of the blues. And that is why he is joining bands like Saxon and UFO as their supporting act. Uptempo riffs are interchanged with more sophisticated riffs and his solos are always perfectly elaborated and functional. From jerking to crazy fast. His vocals sound even better than before, because his voice suits that dirty sound ('Do not Be Scared') better now. As said, the song material is a little less than on the previous release and his lyrics are even bit poor. But that is not spoiling the fun because the music grooves and swings like hell.

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