"It's Alright" by Stone Bear

Featured Article

"It's Alright" by Stone Bear

Review

After a run of Stone Bear releases which were effectively solo releases by David John, you'll be pleased to hear that he's managed to get into the studio with Jeff Dennis again for a full band (if that's not stretching it a bit for a duo) recording which they've now released called "It's Alright". And so it is.

The recent singles/EPs have been gentler affairs: the last being purely instrumentals & as such contrasted effectively with the powerful sound with which the group first gained attention. "It's Alright" is by no means a full blooded return to that more visceral approach. Rather it is a prime example of the pastoral, country blues which they had already moved towards some years ago: beautiful, haunting melody where the two insert space as much as they do notes to get the effect they want. Jeff may be back (he's been very busy growing his family & Skabilly Rebelling) but he's brought his brushes with him this time & complements David's guitar playing & singing with immaculate taste of the "less is more variety".

Classy stuff: really plunging back into the true heart of the blues & reminding us that the genre is really about emotion as much (if not more) than any musical conventions or techniques. This will melt your heart.

  Social media   

  Share

Related articles

Stone Bear, despite releasing a nine track album (‘Calm The Sea') less than a month ago have already issued the follow-up today: the new single ...

 [1 image]

I'd say with certainty that every artist we mention in this magazine has a significant degree of popularity but some of them are what you might ...

 [1 image]

Now available for your pleasure and emotional uplift is "Calm The Sea" by Stone Bear.

 [1 image]

The latest Stone Bear release is now out & it is called "When You're On The Run".

 [1 image]

It keeps you on your toes does this reviewing business… one moment you have the luxury of possessing an album such as Ellie Gowers' ‘Dwelling ...

 [1 image]

It's been a little while since I last wrote of a Stone Bear release but here they are back with "Bay Tree".

 [1 image]

As you'll know from various earlier reviews, both of Street Arts Project releases & their associated launch gigs, I thoroughly support this ...

 [1 image]

Reviewing a band's live performance when you saw them only a fortnight earlier presents its problems of finding what new to say, but given the ...

 [4 images]