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Steve Summers Band - Lookin' Back, Movin' On (Casket Records)

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For this high octane debut by Reading-based blues trio the Steve Summers Band, eleven songs are taken by the neck and throttled to near submission with some direct, to the point and no-nonsense rock infused blues. With a repertoire that revisits classic blues numbers such as Sonny Boy Williamson's Your Funeral, My Trial and Willie Dixon's Hoochie Coochie Man to more soulful blues numbers like Keb' Mo's Dangerous Mood, Steve Summers (guitar), Scott Hunter (drums) and Trevor Brooks (bass) keep it pretty tight throughout, drawing also from British rock's heyday, with Robin Trower's Too Rolling Stoned and a fine interpretation of Deep Purple's Maybe I'm a Leo, from the band's Machine Head period. Play loud. 

Allan Wilkinson
Northern Sky