Review: Broken Open

Posted by  Grand Poobah  December 14, 2012  •  No Comments  • 

I discovered Skip Regan this week while Googling something else entirely.  When I saw that he mentioned Hendrix and the Beatles, I decided to give the first song I saw, “Evolution” a try.  Then I had to listen to another.  And another.  It didn’t take long for me to decide I wanted to buy his latest album, Broken Open, released in 2009.  His music is indeed a blend of Beatlesque vocals and Hendrix-influenced guitar over a driving beat.  It’s very tuneful, full of hooks, and adorned by lush harmonies and expertly-played guitar licks.  His voice reminds me a bit of Ty Tabor from King’s X in that it’s on the trebly side, very smooth, and most of the time kind of mellow.  Check out Skip’s music on his website,  If you like this kind of music, you may find it as irresistible as I did.  And check out the rest of his site; he’s a man of many talents and interests, including meditation, stomp boxes, website design, and photography.  Standout tracks: “Distraction”, “If Only”, “All I Can Do”.

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