Albuquerque, NM — Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 — Lightning Hall is folk, blues and rock artist in New Mexico. Gasoline is his third release of all original music. Fans of Deguello-era ZZ Top and the Fabulous Thunderbirds will like it, but these aren’t reenvisioned versions of classic songs, they are truly original.
It’s like a cruise downtown on a hot summer night. From the roadhouse blues of “Lost In The Shuffle” and “Double Talking Blues” to the funky R&B of “That Joker’s Wild” to the blues-rock slide work of the title track and points in between, Gasoline delivers a bluesy punch. Currently, the release can be streamed, and purchased, at https://lightninghallmusic.bandcamp.com/releases.
An album highlight, “These Ain’t the Blues” comes off like classic R&B played by an all-star Southern rock band. But the lyrics, taken with the songs upbeat tempo, give it black humor that’s the antithesis of a “Freebird”. Another is “Just Because You Can”, a Hound Dog Taylor-ish, raucous electric blues about regrets, highlighted by Lightning’s singular guitar work. It’s an excellent example of what he calls his “homegrown street blues”.
Further showcasing Lightning Hall’s broad skills in songwriting and guitar, Gasoline contains two songs taken from his earlier releases of acoustic music. Catwalk in Hell is an inspired contemporary acoustic blues and Chasing Sunshine is a folksy blues about the Depression era.
Like revered jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, Lightning Hall plays, and plays well, in spite of serious burn injuries to his hands. Gasoline is his third release with the desire to present quality music with an original voice. With the exception of final mastering, vocals by Deborah L. Frazier and drum loops which he arranged, Lightning Hall is responsible for all the instruments, arrangements, songwriting and production.
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Lightning Hall is an independent New Mexico artist who blends the soulful sound of acoustic and electric blues with folk, rock and other styles. He has been described as “a very compelling blues artist” with “impeccable guitar work and a soulful voice” He has been a solo and “one man band” performer since 2008 and has three independent releases to his credit.
Erik E. Knudson
841 Cherry Rd NE