rissom’s CV as a six-string sideman includes stints playing with Buddy Guy, John Mayall, the Allman Brothers and Chris Isaak, but his own voice shines like a beacon on this fourth solo album.
David Grissom: How It Feels To Fly
Guitar-for-hire goes it alone with some style.
He may name-check Lightnin’ Hopkins on the opening Bringin’ Sunday Mornin’ To Saturday Night, but the track owes a greater debt to modern heavy blues exponent Stevie Ray Vaughan, while Georgia Girl and Satisfied cut a confident Southern rock groove.
His dextrous playing never overwhelms the songs and the guitar always serves the melodies and imagery-laden lyrics. He’s let off the leash somewhat on the four live tracks that close the album, and relishes letting his fingers fly on a cover of the Allmans’ Jessica and a gritty take on ZZ Top’s Nasty Dogs And Funky Kings.
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