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JIMMY THACKERY & THE DRIVERS

– Inside Tracks

2008-10-20

Jimmy Thackery and the drivers may simply be the finest 3 piece blues band recording today. This is Jimmy’s seventh release for Telrac and one of the finest from a blues man that has been a staple of the industry since the 1970’s. Jimmy mixes Blues, Rock, and Country & Jazz on this disc and keeps it interesting throughout all 10 tracks. This CD begins with a more laid back blues track “All Because Of You” & progresses into a rocking version of the “Promised Land” a track that could have easily been recorded by John Fogerty. Jimmy pens of his most political tracks on “Change the Rules” while Land Locked” is a terrific blues instrumental. On the” Blinking of an Eye” Jimmy explores his more sensitive country side. The ending track “{You got Me} Now What You Gonna Do” is a classic jazz instrumental with a real Chet Atkins feel to it. On this disc it doesn’t matter what genre Jimmy is playing you are listening to a guitar player, singer & song writer at the top of his game. - Gregg Saur

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