The once up-and-coming
star, Ally Venable,
has not only arrived, but she raised the bar across the Blues-Rock genre with
her latest release Heart of Fire.
The release features 10 new songs and a rhythmic cover of Use Me by Bill
Withers. Heart of Fire features guitar legends Kenny
Wayne Shepherd and Devon Allman complementing the guitar
wizardry of Ally Venable.
Venable - Heart of Fire
Heat of Fire:
Heart Of Fire, Played The Game, Hateful
Blues, Road To Nowhere, Bring On The Pain, Hard Change, Do It In Heels, Sad
Situation, Use Me, Tribute To SRV, What Do You Want From Me
Alastair Green: vocals, guitars; Corey Duplechin: bass; Tab Benoit: drums, harmonies; Pat Fusco:
keys; Jana Misener: cello; Cody Dickinson: drums; Landon Moore:
bass; Rick Steff: keys (Track 2); Kenny Wayne Shepherd: lead guitar
(Track 5), Devon Allman: lead guitar and vocals (Track 4)
Venable - Heart of Fire was recorded at Bessie Blue Studios
in Stantonville, TN, produced by Jim Gaines except the track Road To Nowhere,
which was produced by Devon Allman, and was released on the Ruff Records
label. Heart of Fire is Ally Venable's fourth release, and Luxury
Experience is familiar with Ally's
powerful style having featured her second release, Ally
Venable Band - Puppet Show.
release opens with the title track Heart of Fire and a blazing guitar
solo that paves the way to Ally's Bluesy vocal as she sings, "wait till our
life is heart of fire, you can't burn it out, wait till our life is heart of
fire, you can't take it out, watch the flames get higher," and she fans the
flames with her blistering guitar work. Track 2, Played The Game
featuring Rick Steff on keys starts slow with some downhome Southern guitar
work weaving along to Ally's vocals, "I been hanging on to now what is gone,....
It's too little too late to take my pain away, no time to reminisce here - played
the game...and I lost," but we all win with this catchy track.
track Road To Nowhere featuring Devon Allman captures the essence of
Ally Venable, direct, powerful, but with a sensitive tenor as she teams up with
Devon Allman and lashes out this masterful track. The song Bring on The Pain
features another master of the guitar, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, who along with
Ally pace this track down a few beats creating a song that will pull at your
heart strings with their dueling guitar work.
song Hard Change opens up the release with scintillating guitar work, a
hard driving baseline and commanding lyrics, "Hey you know it's too late,
trying to convince me that this is all a mistake.... all I needed was a friend to
help me out when I needed you...moving on....it's a hard change." The release swings over to the track Do It
In Heels a sassy series of guitar changes sets the tone for this statement
song, "you can't teach what you can't learn."
tracks on this outstanding release are Sad Situation, Use Me, a
rhythmic cover of the Bill Wither's song, Tribute to SRV a poignant
instrumental piece that plays to the influence of guitar legend Stevie Ray
Vaughan. The release closes with the track What Do You Want From Me, another
sassy Bluesy track that shows off Ally's mastery of pace, presence, and lyrical
phrasing, "No matter what I do, it is all the same to you.... it's coming to an
end,....it's not looking too good for me and you...what do you want from me."
where you can procure Ally Venable -
Heart Of Fire: Ruf Records, Amazon,
and Blues Music Store.
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