Wednesday, October 22, 2014

CD Review: Famed Guitarists Dave Kilminster And Steve Hunter Release New Albums

Famed guitarist/singer/songwriter Dave Kilminster recently released his latest solo album "And The Truth Will Set You Free" on September 22nd. Kilminster has been a staple, performing the guitar duties on Roger Waters' last two world tours and wanted to try and create an album with just a few guys jamming in the studio, without the need for auto-tune or overdubs. He wanted the music to be as pure as possible, even bringing in a string quartet to perform instead of using sound bites. The new eight song release begins with the eight-minute power rocker "Messiah" with its great harmonies and strong vocal delivery by Kilminster. The band pulls off a tight performance of "Circles" as Kilminster looks to break out on his solos, but instead plays it safe. The solo acoustic delivery of "Save Me" allows his songwriting to shine through, while "The Fallen" allows the boys in the band to flex their musical muscle and rock. To find out more about Dave Kilminster's new album "And The Truth Will Set You Free," please visit

American blues guitarist Steve Hunter recently released his first ever live solo album, featuring Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel) on bass, Phil Aaberg (Peter Gabriel, Elvin Bishop) on keyboards and Alvino Bennett (Dave Mason, Robin Trower) on drums. The new release entitled "Tone Poems Live" was recorded and filmed on August 24th of last year and was performed as if their was a live audience. The band rehearsed together for two days before performing the songs live.  The album contains only eleven of the entire fourteen song set performed, beginning with Hunter allowing to show off his skills on the mellow blues of "The Idler." The band picks up the tempo for the upbeat "Flying Hippo" and gets a little funky with the rhythm of "Rubber Man" as Hunter weaves his guitar through the drum breaks. The album features Hunter performing an wonderful cover of "Riviera Paradise" in which Stevie Ray Vaughan would have been proud of. He brings out one of the song's from his past, performing an amazingly unique version of "Solsbury Hill," which he used to perform alongside Peter Gabriel as a member of his band. Hunter and his band throw in some jazz for the mellowness of "Swept Away," before closing with the two-minute bluesy guitar highlight "Of All Times To Leave." To find out more about the new CD/DVD release of "Tone Poems Live," please visit

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