Rocky Athas

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Rave Review for The Essential Rocky Athas - Volume II!

Phillip Smith declares that "The Essential Rocky Athas - Volume II is a delectable album tailor-made for the blues enthusiast" filled with "Texas-style blues riffs".   Please click the videos below and listen to the tracks that sparked such enthusiasm.   To celebrate the love, SHOP HERE and SAVE 20% OFF all physical CD's by entering promo code FANLOVE20 at checkout.   Thank you Phillycheeze's Blues and Rock Reviews for the awesome review!

2015 – Cherryburst Records

By Phillip Smith; Feb 20, 2016

Rocky Athas delivers another ten terrific tracks in the second installment of his Essential series.  Volume II was well worth the wait indeed.  Heavy-laden with killer Texas-style blues riffs, “You Move Me” kicks this album off with a jamming, soulful groove.  Immediately following, Athas then crushes it on “Bluesville”, a beautifully performed heartbreaker.  Hope is the foundation of “Miracle”, a silky smooth R&B love song, delicately played with tasty hot guitar licks.  The funky bass line and trance-friendly beat in “On the Move” create the perfect atmosphere for Athas to let loose on his ’74 Stratocaster.  I could listen to this instrumental all day long.  And for a song that really makes an impression, “Survival” gets right to the core, as Athas paints a hellish picture of war, in Warren Zevon-esque bravado.  The monster cover of Mountain’s “Mississippi Queen” , however, is the cherry on top of the album.  I love this track right down to the glorious cow-bell intro.  This song is played loud and often.  The Essential Rocky Athas Volume II is a delectable album tailor-made for the blues enthusiast.     

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