Eric Lindell (from the album Revolution in Your Heart available on Alligator Records)
Times are turbulent and unrest is thick in the air we breathe. Eric Lindell responds to the ever-present rebellion, acting as a political advisor on his recent release, Revolution in Your Heart, citing the best solution as ‘start a revolution in your heart’ in the tune “Revolution”. A soulful smooth to his vocals and guitar playing that matches with playful chord chops and easy leads, Eric Lindell guides Revolution in Your Heart as a storyteller with the same calm. He plays tribute to family in “Claudette”, the emotion pouring out like the Country sunshine in the song’s rhythm. Revolution in Your Heart draws a line in album opener “Shot Down”, the guitar spitting out notes as the tale takes aim at the up and down cycle of life.
Southern moods and melodies are draped over Revolution in Your Heart. A memory of an old friend becoming real once again in “Pat West” while Eric Lindell saddles “Big Horse” with funky Blues and rides on constant steps of perfectly rounded notes to journey towards love in “Appaloosa”. Like his adopted city of New Orleans, Eric Lindell mixes styles in his music, boarding a second line beat to take a drive through the past in “Kelly Ridge” while he begins a midnight conversation with stark guitar slashes as a rattling rhythm shakes out an awareness that bad things could get worse in “How Could This Be?”. Revolution in Your Heart dials in rock’n’roll to exit the album on “The Sun Don’t Shine” as Eric Lindell chews on a Blues groove for “Grandpa Jim” and taps out some twang for the tale of “Millie Kay”.
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