Tinsley Ellis - Tough Love is the latest release by Southern
Blues Rocker musician, songwriter, composer Tinsley Ellis. Joined by Kevin
McKendree, Lynn Williams, Steve Mackey, Jim Hoke, and Steve
Herrman, the 10-track release featuring music by Tinsley Ellis, and
distributed by Landslide Records, is pure Blues
Tinsley Ellis - Tough Love
Tinsley Ellis - Tough Love: Seven
Years, Midnight Ride, Give It Away, Hard Work, All In The Name Of Love, Should
I Have Lied, Leave Me, The King Must Die, Everything, In From The Cold
Tinsley Ellis - Tough Love Personnel: Tinsley Ellis: guitars,
vocals, harmonica on Everything,
Wurlitzer piano on In From The Cold, Kevin McKendree: organs, pianos,
Mellotron and tympani on In From The Cold,
Lynn Williams: drums, Steve Mackey: bass, Jim Hoke: saxophone on All In The Name Of Love, Steve Herrman: trumpet on All In The Name Of Love
Tinsley Ellis produced Tinsley Ellis - Tough Love on his own Heartfixer Music label,
which he launched in 2013, and is distributed by Landslide Records.
Although I had never heard of Tinsley Ellis before giving
his latest release, Tinsley Ellis - Tough
Love a listen, he has thrilled audiences throughout the United States
and around the world for 35 years and has released 17 albums. Picking up the
guitar at age 8, Tinsley Ellis has made a name for himself as a talented
six-string Southern Blues Rock guitarist, songwriter, and composer, who was
inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame in December 2014, and I was happy
to finally make his acquaintance through this release.
The release opens with the song, Seven Years that sets the groove and the pace with its rhythmic guitar
intro before segueing into Tinsley's raspy vocals made for singing the blues with
its lyrics "You've got me walkin' round in circles wiping the tears from my
eyes..."; followed by Midnight Ride a catchy
song that defies you to keep your feet still with its stunning guitar riffs.
Tinsley turns down the notch a bit on track 3, Give It Away, slowing the pace to allow
listeners to catch their breath before segueing into Hard Work, which picks up the pace as if to say enough resting,
time to get back in the groove.
Definitely a highlight of the release is All In The Name Of Love a slow, sultry
piece that is as seductive as love itself and features the excellent brass of
Jim Hoke on saxophone and Steve Hermann on trumpet adding another layer to
complement Tinsley's vocals on this gorgeous song.
Next in the line-up is Should
I Have Lied, another release winner and shows Tinsley's guitar mastery with
its teasing instrumental intro. Tinsley gives the song, Everything the full Blues harmonica treatment and that alone is well
worth the price of the CD. Other tracks on the release include: Leave Me with Kevin McKendree working his magic on the piano, and The
King Must Die.
The release closes in grand style with In From The Cold, a delicious Blues lament with Tinsley playing
Wurlitzer piano joined by Kevin McKendree who layers in the Mellotron and
tympani on this impressive song.
From start to finish, you'll be glad to have made the
acquaintance or get reacquainted with Southern Blues Rocker Tinsley Ellis as Tinsley Ellis - Tough Love is well worth
many a listen.
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