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Friday, March 17, 2017

Don Leady & His Rockin' Revue
Poppy Toppy Gone (Leray Music)

Don's encyclopedic, twang-splayed negotiations jar agreeably. The orthodoxy is ever in the bones: Riotously living honky tonk and blues joint spirits jump up and proclaim in fire-tongues. In one moment, "Train Kept A-Rollin'" gestures. Another recalls Jeff Beck's "Goin' Down." Both are marvelous inspirations. The assembled Revue --  Eric Przygocki, Alberto Telo. and Jack Montesinos -- are the conducive force appropriate; brawny, sure-stepping, and rocking the house with a nimble hipness. And then, all of a moment, Don opens up his own magnificent muse.

Recommended "Poppy Toppy Gone," "A String Of Pearls," "Mumbo Jumbo," "Conga Mamba," "Okie Dokie Stomp," "Goin' Down That Road"

Video "Goin' Down That Road"

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