Picture yourself in the late 50′s, in a dark nightclub out of town, secluded yet packed. This is the perfect setting for Tom Dyer….
Seattle Blues man, Tom Dyer is as experienced as they come. Having been in the game for over 30 years and released a huge stack of albums, this man knows what he’s doing. His latest release on his self made record label ‘Green Monkey Records’ is a testament to all things Blues. ‘I Ain’t Blue Anymore’ is the title. And after listening to it, that’s pretty much how you’ll feel.
The record is a consistent one, yet has its ways of going off tangents and taking the listener in different directions all whilst keeping it’s central sound. Tom Dyers voice is on par in this record and will take you back to the days of Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and B.B King. At times the album takes different approaches and mashes up different styles such as Pop, Surf Rock and Rockabilly. It’s an interesting combination and definitely works well in contrasting the different styles.
Although Bluesy, strong and down right pure Rock n’ Roll at times. Some parts of the record go in the directions that feel somewhat unnecessary Dissonance for the sake of dissonance and off key jams for the sake of off key jams. These parts could have been completely left out, but then again, maybe that’s the point.
Tom Dyer is no doubt an experienced song smith and a well known contributor in his field. ‘I Ain’t Blue Anymore’ is a solid addition to this vast and extensive back catalogue and will surely please is fans. His style and portrayal of music may be an aquired taste but for fans of Rockabilly, Surf Rock, Bluegrass or just straight up dirty Blues, check this record out.