The reviews of “Boomer’s Last Stand”
are coming in!
Thanks for the great review!!! (translated from the original Dutch) Thanks BluesTown Music!!
(And radio stations and Blues podcasts are starting to give us some love. Scroll down to see where Pat O’Bryan and Friends are being played)
Pat O’Bryan is a Texas singer-guitarist who has shared stages with Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King, Kim Wilson and Johnny Winter. From that you can already conclude that we are dealing with an artist from the blues rock corner.
Yet it is not only blues rock that hits the clock here.
It turns out that Pat O’Bryan has two faces. A raw rocking face, but also a warm and intimate, sometimes even romantic, face.
The “Friends” on this album are Italian drummer Beppe Facchetti, guitarist Carolyn Wonderland from John Mayall’s band, singer Elizabeth Lee, guitarist Larry Chaney, saxophonist Chase Peeler and bassist Alan McGinty.
Nikki Put The Knife Down is an example of the raw rockers featured on this album. A viciously sweaty song with Alan McGinty on the bass. Shut The Fuck Up (NSFW) is then a George Thorogood-like raw rocker with nice burning guitar playing.
She Looks Just Like You is a driving boogie with Carolyn Wonderland as guest. According to Pat, there is no adultery if your mistress looks exactly like your own wife. Especially in the dark!
From the more intimate warm songs jumps the relaxed ticking, J.J. Cale-esque Chicago looks with its light reggae traits and lived vocals. Elizabeth Lee sings the very intense slow blues Satisfied. A song in which Larry Chaney’s cutting guitar playing steals the show.
(D’ya Evah) Feel Like That sounds like Tony Joe White’s swamp work because of its brooding sound.
The most romantic side of Pat comes to the fore in the piano ballad In My Arms Again that has slight Tom Waits traits due to the voice of Pat.
Pat O’Bryan & Friends have delivered a very pleasantly varied album!
It’s the time of the pandemic, which will be followed by the economic collapse.
What do we do? We make music. Click on the song names below to hear the finished demos.
Introducing the “International Blues Project.” Thanks to technology, I’m putting together a super-group to record this project. The drummer is in Italy, the other singer is in Germany, the sax player is in Colorado, the harmonica player is on the Texas Coast, the other guitar player is in Dripping Springs, and the bass player is in San Marcos.
I’ll name names later, but these are all touring and recording musicians- getting this band together in one studio at the same time would cost a fortune. Doing it this way, they can all work on the project in their spare time. It’s going to be amazing. My hardest job is writing 10 or so great songs to justify having this much talent on call.
These are demos I made so that the band can learn the songs. I played all the instruments and sang them. I promise the finished project will sound much better. Over the next several months, I’ll be shipping project files via the internet to some of the players- Beppe is starting the drum recording in Italy in August. For the other Texas musicians, I’ll put my studio in a backpack and go to where they are, as soon as it’s safe to travel.
She Looks Just Like You
Burn It Down
Life During Plague Time
Shut The Fuck Up
In My Arms Again
Tell Me the Truth
D’ya Ever Feel Like That?
Nikki Put The Knife Down