The reviews of “Boomer’s Last Stand”
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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!