Saturday, June 6, 2015

CD Review: Guitarist Mick Abrahams Gets "Revived" With Help From Friends

English musician Mick Abrahams is the original guitarist for the band Jethro Tull and a founding member of the band Blodwyn Pig with Peter Banks (Yes). Abrahams solo career begin in 1975 and he has single-handedly brought the Delta blues to the British Isles. His latest release entitled "Revived" features Abrahams performing alongside a number of guests, including Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), Elliott Randall (Steely Dan) and Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones) just to name a few.

The new seventeen-song album mixes together an eclectic arrangement of music, beginning with classic blues/rock groove of the seventies sounding "Summer Day." Abrahams shows his diversity with the Bossa Nova rhythm of "Elz & Abys Jam," before delivering a spot-on cover of Canned Heat's "On The Road Again." Abrahams seems to have the most fun with his guests on the classic Chuck Berry song "Nadine," before bringing the blues on full blast with "Remember" and "Bright Lights, Big City." The wonderful acoustics of "Dragonfly" and the country sing-along of the traditional folk standard "Goodnight Irene" shows Abrahams really enjoying himself, especially when surrounded by friends and creating great music. To find out more about Mick Abrahams and his latest release "Revivied," please visit

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