From Italy with Love (Il Blues Review)
Italian Blues magazine, Il Blues, gave The Rev a glowing review. Extract and translation according to Google.
If the current President of the Council was aware of someone like Shawn Amos and its activities, will mention it in its many declarations and would invite the "Leopolda". Why? Why is a ... forty enterprising! Musician / author, was the Artistic Director of the Rhino before, and the subsidiary Shout then, working with the likes of musician sti Solomon Burke, John Lee Hooker, Quincy Jones, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, has served on the Board of "Rock and Roll of Fame and Museum ", in 2007 he founded" Freshwire "which deals with the Digi- Marketing for companies (and has about a space television Bloomberg TV), is vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of" Didi Hirsch -Services of Mental Health ", is Minister of the church" Universal Life Church ", and is the son of Wally Amos, formerly known music agent and then the creator of the brand of biscuits Americans" Amos ". Among his many occupations, the role of the musician is not marginal, not a cutout or a recreation, is a commitment certificate for three discs, between roots music and varied black music, and is a continuous search of roots that led him to dig in the earth mother, and the blues, co- me he said: "VO- Council preserve and honor the roots of the great classical form American region! And 'how to trace my family tree, "and again:" It is extraordinary, the freedom that I found in the blues changed my voice, the sound of my harmonic and my writing. "From words to deeds, enclosed in this his CD of only six pieces, where it is accompanied by guitar, bass and drums, plus a hammond and two voices. The result is an intriguing matter of blues, played on the contemporary sounds with traits of originality and personality. From the choice of two of the three covers, one senses that the Rev. Shawn Amos is an admirer of Junior Wells and that its parent job that is "Hoodoo Man Blues", from which he extracted, in addition to the above piece, put in the opening, also "Good Morning School Girl" versions that do not have the anxiety itself to recreate the pathos unattainable that Wells and company have externalized. Reverend ago riviere first cover giving it a more substantial basis, helped by a vibrato guitar riffs, while the second from wanders a little 'more in the "zone" Junior Wells. The third case is "Something Inside Of Me" by Elmore James, changes in the slow and revisited with a polite use of vocal effects and guitar. Moving on to the pieces au- chromatographs, we point "(The Girl Is) Heavy", from the original amalgam of blues and gospel and "Sometimes I Wonder," a ballad where Tornabuoni not to be felt with discretion, the voices and the accompanying 'hammond. Without falling into easy enthusiasm, we listened to the blues pleasantly modern and not in line with that which imposes the market today.