Dan Patlansky – Wooden Thoughts (2014)

Posted by on September 13, 2014as

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The album consists of excellently done cover songs, new originals, and two excellent renditions of previously recorded Patlansky originals. The album starts out with “Miss Owee,” which is a fast paced blues influenced tune that clearly lets you know that this is not going to be a boring exercise in strumming an acoustic guitar. The use of overtone harmonics on an acoustic in the middle of the song just enforces the fact that Dan’s guitar skills are truly first rate. The blues are clearly represented and given their proper due with a driving version of Son House’s “Preachin’ Blues.” A slide resonator guitar sets the old school blues tone which is then joined to a heavy rhythm section that drives the tune along. You can’t help but nod along with the beat as Dan slides up and down the neck of that resonator. “Wagon Wheel” which was originally written by Bob Dylan but recorded by Old Crow Medicine Show has the appropriate folk country lilt and displays some excellent finger picking skills. The blues are again represented with Jimmy Reed’s “Bright Lights, Big City.” Dan’s guitar is appropriately mellow here while his vocals carry most of this song until the solo break when he lets loose with a torrent of notes and some very interesting double stop work.

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