2022 – PieHole Records
By Phillip Smith; Aug. 6, 2022
Original source : phillycheezeblues.blogspot.com
With roots in Maine and
Chicago, Paul Waring, aka Big Daddy, has fully captured my
attention with his stunning new blues album, It’s a Mad Mad Bad Dad World. Big Daddy packs a hell of a wallop
with Waring on guitar and vocals, featuring engineer Pete Galanis
on guitars as well. The rest of the band
is comprised of Elton Jaan on Hammond organ, Ari Seder on bass, Jason
“JROC” Edwards on drums, plus backing singers Andrea Miologos and Bree
From the beginning of the
record with “Blues at Home”, I snuggle right in to the vibrant organ, hot
guitar licks, and smoky vocals. The song
is solidly cloaked in the spirit of the Allman Brothers and is sweet music
for my soul. I love that upbeat Chicago
rhythm as it mixes with the swampy slide and steady-rolling Hammond in “Pork Pie
Hat”. It’s most definitely a signature
track. Time slows down to a beautiful
crawl in “The Blues I Can Use”. The mellow
landscape Bad Daddy creates for this one is topped with a with a riveting
electric guitar solo. “Trip on Your Love”
struts down the way in a chunky Seventies psychedelic blues-rock manner,
reeling me in with its delightful, funky groove. I totally dig it.
It’s a Mad Mad Bad Dad
World by Bad Daddy is a highly
recommended listen with its no-holds barred blues.
For more information about Bad Daddy, visit this website : https://www.badaddy.com/
Available on Bandcamp
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