Shadyhawk – Portraits Of Strangers
(S/R – 2016)
They come from Buffalo, New York and not the South which is very surprising indeed as they sound very real mccoy. A trio made up of George Allen Davis (Vocals/Guitar); Rex Worth (Bass) & Jim Dee (Drums) and recorded at George's own Ten Pines Studio.
Southern Rock with a bit of Grunge thrown in – as their bio goes, think Skynyrd meets Soundgarden – that ain’t too wrong either! I do hear a lot of Neil Young influence in there too.
Standouts include the opening ‘Sinner’s Grin’ with the great use of slide guitar; the beautiful ‘Forgotten Girl’; the title cracking track ‘Portrait Of Strangers’ or ‘All That it Takes’ with its twangy, echoey guitar soloing.
A torn between genres album that works really well.
By Glenn Milligan