He blends a lot of influences into his four songs, taking the listener right back in time.
There is beautiful Albert King style guitar playing, an unstoppable groove and a lot of big, dirty riffs, which draw the listener in right from the big riffed, funky bassline of the first track “Satisfied.”
He shows a touch of jazz on the instrumental “Blues for Brother Nelson,” which features an upbeat walking bass line, plenty of groove and tasteful guitar solos interspersed throughout.
He slows things down on the slinking “Bad Habit,” where he gets to show how tastefully he can play as well as how well he can sing.
He ends the EP by showing his rocking side on “ Some Kind of Special,” which features a fast walking bassline and big belting vocals. All together the four songs show off the many facets of McKinnon’s bluesy personality.
— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat EditorEP: Dan McKinnon
Artist: Dan McKinnon
Record label: indie