Dan Patlansky delivers a seriously fierce, fiery representation of his take on old-school blues and early rock. It’s a 10-track musical accomplishment that is sure to leave any blues fan wanting more of his work. The album is a strong testament to Patlansky’s talent, and a welcome addition to any blues enthusiast’s library. With Patlansky himself a producer of the album, his creative control was certainly able to flourish and produce something genuinely his.
Dan Patlansky returns with Introvertigo, the followup to Dear Silence Thieves, which was voted Blues Rock Review’s top album of 2014. Patlansky first grabbed our attention in 2012 with 20 Stones, which came in at number 10 on 2012’s annual list. With that said, obviously expectations for Introvertigo are high, especially with the worldwide success of Dear Silence Thieves. The album begins with the hard rocking “Run.” Dan goes back to the blues with the next track, “Poor Old John.” Patlansky does a really good job of mixing styles on the record. “Loosen The Grip” starts with a brooding piano solo complimented by some tasteful licks that make for a really cool vibe. “Heartbeat” is a dirty blues rocker that’s pretty raw before exploding into the chorus. “Stop The Messin” has an upbeat, modern feel and would make a good candidate for radio play. “Bet On Me” also could be another candidate for a single.
No one ever said that thriving in the music business was easy. In fact, it’s a perpetual tightrope walk: juggling gigs on the road and time in the studio, managing managers and record producers, and paying equal attention to family and fans. Perhaps the most delicate balancing act of all, however, is deciding between art and commerce]…
3 CD COLLECTION OF THE FINEST AVALABLE LIVE STEELY DAN RECORDINGS As extraordinary as the music of Steely Dan remains, the how and why of it all coming about is stranger still. The joining forces of two nerdy students - one an English Lit. major, the other a musical prodigy in the late 1960s could hardly be seen as the most promising recipe for success, nevermind a springboard for the creation of perhaps the most unique, creative, musically adventurous, enormously listenable and downright joyous run of albums in the entire history of pop music. But despite it all that was what the mighty Dan achieved during the 1970s and beyond, and as those records continue to inspire just about everyone who hears them, the mystery remains.