The Paul Zunno Band, is a powerhouse blues-rock trio from New York City. With Paul Zunno on guitar and vocals and featuring Zerrick Foster on bass and vocals and John Digiulio on drums and vocals. Having spent some time in the backup band of Wilson Pickett, both Zunno and Foster know a thing or two about the blues and performing. For some time anchoring the proceedings of Gary U.S. Bonds and Kenny Loggins, Digiulio has also paid some road dues.
On this their third album, the band offers eight originals along with a version of Tom Waits "So Long I'll See You" and a funkified interpretation of Willie Dixon's "My Babe". Paul's gritty vocal delivery works as an additional musical element to the straight-ahead guitar/bass/drum three piece. It is especially evident on Wait's "So Long I'll See Ya" and a treat for fans of spoken lines blended into a story you're compelled to follow musically. Paul's edgy vocal on this track is a high point of the disc. "Blues in C" is the album's only instrumental and showcases Paul's virtuosity and depth of feeling on guitar. His ability to coax weepin' and moanin' sounds from his Strat are memorable as he weaves in and out of the solid rhythm of Zerrick's bass and John's drums.
This is a CD you want to take along on a road trip - something to keep you awake. Scorchin' guitar, thumpin' bass lines and a backbeat to drive home the message. Yessir, blues rock! On "Howlin' Wolf," Paul defiantly states, "I'm a Howlin Wolf, On a hot tin roof, Howlin' away, hear what I say, Don't come round here, Unless you've been where I've been, Well, I hear that sound and I'm gone again." Visit the band at www.zunno.com, check out some of the music from "Black and White and Blue All Over" and add this for your collection! (Available online at www.zunno.com)
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