Liz Melendez Band
by Rich Benson
Review date: June 2003
"Keeping the Blues Alive Award"|
Achievement for Blues on the Internet
Presented by The Blues Foundation
Liz plays a mean, expressive guitar with talent and flair. She also sings well, in a low, husky voice. The title cut features her expressive vocals with smoothly drawn out lyrics accompanied by her full, rich, soulful guitar sound. Her nicely held guitar riffs ring out pleasantly. "Don't Wanna Leave You Alone" has a Stevie Ray Vaughn, Texas Blues guitar sound to it, with Liz's husky, rich vocals making the rocking blues here a solid effort. The band achieves a tight, solid, sometimes hip and funky sound. On "Milagro" Liz showcases some Latin guitar sounds with obvious Santana influences. She plays with a full, rich sound on this instrumental, letting her guitar licks echo out, expand, and hang in space. This band's interesting rocking blues sound, with Liz's strong vocals make this a disc to check out. Liz shows many different styles and tempos throughout the disc, yet her guitar playing and vocals are solid all the way from beginning to end.
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