The latest release from
Ally Venable, Ally Venable - Real Gone, is the fifth in a string
of outstanding releases from the 23-year old guitar afficionado. With special
guest contributors, Buddy Guy and Joe Bonamassa,
you know she is running with the right crowd. Ally writes "..about what goes on
in my life, or....what others can relate to," and with Real Gone, you feel
the down home, relentless, and passionate Ally Venable.
Ally Venable - Real Gone
Real Gone: Real Gone, Going Home, Justifyin', Broken
and Blue, Don't Lose Me, Any Fool Should Know, Texas Louisiana, Kick Your Ass,
Blues Is My Best Friend, Gone So Long, Hold My Ground, Two Wrongs
Personnel: Ally Venable: Guitar, Vocals; Tom
Hambridge: All Drums, Background Vocals, Percussion; Kenny Greenberg: Guitar;
Tommy Macdonald: Bass; Moke Rojas: Keyboards; Rachel Hambridge:
Background Vocals; Sarah Hambridge: Background Vocals; Max Abrams:
Saxophones; Steve Patrick: Trumpet; Buddy Guy: Guitar, Vocals on
"Texas Louisiana"; Joe Bonamassa: Guitar on "Broken and Blue"
Ally Venable - Real
Produced by Tom Hambridge, Executive Producer Thomas Ruf,
and released on the Ruf
The release Real Gone marks the fifth release from Ally Venable; read the
Music Scene section of Luxury Experience for reviews of Ally
Venable - Heart of Fire and Ally
Venable Band - Puppet Show.
The release opens
with the title track Real Gone, a straight-ahead rock and blues track
that looks back at her start, "Little guitar queen, I was just 16, Texas
neighborhood,..." a nod to the release No Glass Shoes,
which she released at 16-years old, and the thrill she gets from touring and
performing her music.
Transitioning to a
slower pace with the track Going Home, Ally sings about remembering
home, the scents, the visuals, the feelings, and for someone who received the Road
Warrior Award from the Independent Blues Awards, this shows she is someone who
remembers her roots.
The track Justifying
comes with Ally's signature guitar work and excellent harmonies. Broken and
Blue features special guest Joe Bonamassa on guitar, and the cross-guitar
work between Ally and Joe against Ally's sultry vocals can be summed up in a
few words, "has to be heard to truly be
appreciated." Any Fool Should
Know is a ballad that comes with a great horn section allowing the flow of
the song to resonate against her vocals.
Texas Louisiana, featuring the
legendary Buddy Guy on guitar and vocals, is a duet on strings and
vocals as they trade off licks that gives this song a blues punch. Blues Is
My Best Friend is a passionate Ally Venable on the guitar with great vocal
pacing resulting in an exceptional track.
The track Gone
So Long is a slow-paced heart tugging track that provides Ally the bridge
to show off her depth of songwriting and musicianship. The release closes with
the tracks Hold My Ground, a hard pounding blues rock track featuring
her vocal skills while her guitar work is the perfect complement, and the closing
track Two Wrongs, which is Ally letting her fingers set up the duet with
For more information
and to view her tour calendar visit https://allyvenableband.com/.
Ally Venable Social
Ruf Records Social
Websites where you
can procure Ally Venable - Real Gone: Amazon, Ally Venable Online Store, Apple Music
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