|The Frank Critelli Band
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Frank Critelli has been writing Rock-n-Roll
friendly folk songs
for years. In that time he has always turned a phrase, set a hook, and
along for musical jaunts with deep personal meanings. His lyrics
detail life’s unconscious conundrums and how each of us must
deal with them on
our own accord, but if done with love and joy even the most trying of
turn out alright.
Set to singer/songwriter, acoustic, folk-friendly
music, these songs drew us towards that of Woody Guthrie, early Bob
James Taylor, but they always seemed to want to give even more, to
us, to make us sit up and take notice more so than just any other folk
to evolve into Rock-n-Roll songs. Frank’s songs were itching
for him to plug
in, much in the same way that Dylan’s songs needed in 1966.
We could see it coming
with his 2005 side project Brutally Frank.
Then with his 2006 release, Before You Break,
Frank began to bring more instrumentation into the fold.
2008’s Waltzing Through Quicksand showed Frank’s
affection for both his Folk
underpinnings and his Rock-n-Roll sensibilities. Now crediting the band
Frank Critelli Band has evolved enough to let
loose Frank’s inner Rock-n-Roll
The FCB ep opens with Rich
Suarez’s drums front and center,
announcing that this is a Rock-n-Roll album. Don “The
Don” Horton’s bass jumps in with
a pulsing beat that allows Shandy Lawson’s electric guitar
riffs to shred
through Rolling Stones/Keith Richards territory, and we know
we’re not on the
Folk stage anymore… but, the circuitry has not been lost.
These 5 songs not only Rock-n-Roll through
Frank’s poetic, lyrical, Folk leanings on life, love, vice
and virtue, but also
lay down the blues (guest musician Bob Orsi, on loan from The Manchurians, tears up several songs with
his classic harmonica
playing), along with the many musical Rock-n-Roll flavors that can
true music fan.
Folk evolved into Rock-n-Roll.
Frank Critelli evolved into The Frank Critelli Band.
Frank Critelli Band smokes the Folk,
They are Rock-n-Roll.
The Frank Critelli Band-
The FCB ep
is available now for: $4.98 + s/h*
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