Dust & Bones (Deluxe Edition) Gary Hoey

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Label: Provogue

Genre: Blues

Subgenre: Bluesy-Rock

Artist: Gary Hoey

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  • 1Boxcar Blues03:41
  • 2Who's Your Daddy04:14
  • 3Born To Love You03:14
  • 4Dust & Bones04:08
  • 5Steamroller (Tribute To Johnny Winter)03:24
  • 6Coming Home04:54
  • 7Ghost Of Yesterday03:46
  • 8This Time Tomorrow04:35
  • 9Back Up Against The Wall03:06
  • 10Blind Faith03:11
  • 11Soul Surfer03:43
  • 12Boston Strong (Bonus Track)03:24
  • 13Amazing Grace (Bonus Track)03:56
  • Total Runtime49:16

Info for Dust & Bones (Deluxe Edition)

Having listened to the title track I can hear how Blues are the Dust & Bones that fuel Gary Hoey guitar playing on his 20th album out 29th July 2016. A trio who are not about adrenalin fuelled power. Gary Hoey’s guitar is startling in its electric blue purity as it plays above the stylish darker blue rhythms.

'This is where I belong—playing this ferocious blend of blues and rock music,” says guitarist Gary Hoey about his 20th album, Dust & Bones. “I did my last album, Deja Blues, to prove to myself that I could play authentic blues, and now that I feel more at home there, I felt it was time to mix my favorite guitar styles into something seamless, organic, and powerful.'

Released through Mascot Label Group, Dust & Bones showcases Hoey’s Fender Stratocaster-driven fury alongside open-D-tuned resonator guitars plugged into half-stacks.

„With nineteen other albums under his belt, Gary Hoey is doing his thing again this time with the new album Dust and Bones. A true blues triumph, it’s where Gary belongs. This Veteran has taken his Strat, and paid his homage to the blues gods, and they are pleased.

The album throws us into a Robert Johnson-esque song with a modern twist of course, called “Boxcar Blues.” This train of a track hits all the stops. Chugging right along we strut our way into “Who’s Your Daddy.” This song is an obvious upbeat tribute to the great Brian Setzer and it delivers. “Dust and Bones,” the album’s namesake, is a modern blues song that showcases Hoey’s guitar chops as well as his vocal acuity.

Hoey is clear to display his influences especially with the next track, “Steamroller,” which is a tribute to the legendary Johnny Winter. This is followed with a power ballad, “Coming Home,” featuring Lita Ford that really stokes the coals of this smoldering hot album. The longing for home, not just the place, but the people, especially that special someone that the life of a traveling musician knows all too well. The second half of the album brings things down a bit with a more melancholy feel, especially “This Time Tomorrow.” All in all, this album has every thing a classic blues album should have. (Blues Rock Review)

Gary Hoey, guitar, vocals, keyboards
AJ Pappas, bass
Matt Scurfield, drums
Lita Ford, vocals

Gary Hoey
It’s just so right-with-the-universe that Gary Hoey’s 20th album, Dust & Bones [Mascot Label Group], is an exuberant fusion of blues and rock. After all, this accomplished and diverse guitarist has explored several styles in his career—hard rock, rock, surf, and prog, to name a few—and he came home to the blues with 2013’s Deja Blues.

Now, Hoey has forged his deep blues and rock roots into a fiery, organic, and thrilling mix that should delight and astound lovers of the guitar and guitar music.

“Looking back from my first album in 1992, it sure seems like I’m musically schizophrenic,” says Hoey. “But I truly believed in every style I played. I still do. I wanted to master everything—or at least try to—and every lick from every style I’ve absorbed informs everything I do today. And I love that, because all of that diversity helps me come up with riffs, licks, and melodies that are perhaps deeper and more unique than if I had stayed exclusively with one style.”

One thing that always stays consistent, however, is Hoey’s impassioned command of the guitar. He’s one of those guitarists who can attack his instrument with feral intensity, and then play something very soft and almost achingly beautiful. This ability to devise phrasing, technique, and tone in the service of feeling the music has not gone unnoticed.

In 1987, the Boston-born guitarist caught the ear of Ozzy Osbourne—no slouch at picking great guitar players—and almost ended up in his band. (The gig ultimately went to Zakk Wylde.) But Ozzy thought enough of Hoey to implore him to move where the action was—Los Angeles. The relocation paid off big time in 1992, when Hoey scored a major-label record deal with Reprise for his band, Heavy Bones. Sadly, the group was dropped in 1993, but Hoey’s determination won the day. He convinced the label to let him record a low-budget instrumental-guitar album, Animal Instinct, and his version of Focus’ “Hocus Pocus” brought Hoey chart success and a successful solo career. Since then, the gigs and accolades have never stopped.

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