2019 – Sean Pinchin
By Phillip Smith; May 7, 2019
I became a fan of Sean Pinchin two years ago when I reviewed his previous record, Monkey Brain. His latest album Bad Things is out now, and it is fantastic. The music on this eight-song disc is soaked in the blues, and filled with captivating hooks. Pinchin mixes it up on electric, acoustic, resonator, and laptop steel guitars. Rob Szabo handles bass, keyboard, percussion, and guitar to boot. Mary-Jane Luvite drops the beats on drums and percussion.
The opening track, “If You’re Gonna Leave Me” comes across strong and fearless. This anthem, dedicated to rocky relationships, absolutely cooks with a smoking guitar performance and a hardy vocal delivery. Title-track “Bad Things” keeps the momentum going, with its infectious rhythm, and Pinchin’s mind-melting guitar. It’s fabulous indeed. Dark, ominous, and beautifully played, “Devil Got My Woman” is absolutely breathtaking. I love the simple approach he takes when taking on Blind Willie Johnson’s “Nobody’s Fault But Mine”. It is a pure and honest cover. Lovely and delightful, Pinchin’s “River” is music for the soul.
This Canadian bluesman surely has a way about him, and his music positively stands out. Bad Things is one terrific album.
For more information about the artist, visit this website.. https://seanpinchin.ca/
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