A real achievement
It's hard to distinguish yourself as a guitarist, let alone a blues guitarist. Dave Specter is one of those special artists that is immediately recognizable, no matter the idiom-to me that is the highest compliment one could ever hope for as a musician. In this, his latest outing, Specter offers a tour de force of soul, hard bop, roots rock and of course, the blues. What makes this recording such a treat is not just the breadth of musicality, it's the consistancy of his approach throughout. Although hardly a unique approach (Ray Charles, Freddy King, Elvis etc...) the fact that this is an all instrumental outing really makes this recording special. For me, Dave Specter is an original artist right up there with Ronnie Earl, Snooks Eaglin, and even Grant Green. Hats off!!!!